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2000 BMW Z3 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 BMW Z3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 BMW Z3 would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2000 BMW Z3. (167 HP @ 6100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2000 BMW Z3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 399 kg more than 2000 BMW Z3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 @ 3000 RPM) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 BMW Z3. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 BMW Z3.

Compare all specifications:

2000 BMW Z3 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model Z3 E
Year Released 2000 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2171 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 167 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 220 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.9 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1386 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4060 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 80 L


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