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1999 Lexus GS vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Lexus GS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Lexus GS would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 65 kg more than 1999 Lexus GS.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Lexus GS. (298 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Lexus GS.

Compare all specifications:

1999 Lexus GS 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Lexus Mercedes-Benz
Model GS E
Year Released 1999 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 221 HP
Torque 298 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.5 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1720 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2830 mm


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