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1998 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2005 Saturn L

To start off, 2005 Saturn L is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Saturn L is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Saturn L (182 HP) has 48 more horse power than 1998 Mercedes-Benz E. (134 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 1998 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 92 kg more than 2005 Saturn L.

Because 1998 Mercedes-Benz E is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1998 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Saturn L (258 Nm) has 67 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Mercedes-Benz E. (191 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Mercedes-Benz E 2005 Saturn L
Make Mercedes-Benz Saturn
Model E L
Year Released 1998 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1998 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 182 HP
Torque 191 Nm 258 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1560 kg 1468 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 59 L


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