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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 1999 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,789 cc (12 cylinders), 1999 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 Mercedes-Benz S (362 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (275 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1999 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 65 kg more than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. 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, 1999 Mercedes-Benz S (540 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (401 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1999 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 1999 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S S
Year Released 2002 1999
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4266 cc 5789 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 275 HP 362 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 540 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 84.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 87 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1895 kg 1960 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 5160 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 3090 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 88 L


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