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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 1959 Peugeot 403

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 43 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Peugeot 403. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Peugeot 403 would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1060 kg more than 1959 Peugeot 403.

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.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S 1959 Peugeot 403
Make Mercedes-Benz Peugeot
Model S 403
Year Released 2002 1959
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 1816 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 493 HP 0 HP
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1075 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2670 mm


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