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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2000 Mercury Sable

To start off, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Mercury Sable. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Mercury Sable would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 341 more horse power than 2000 Mercury Sable. (152 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2000 Mercury Sable. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 570 kg more than 2000 Mercury Sable. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Mercedes-Benz S 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Mercury Sable, 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 555 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Mercury Sable. (246 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Mercury Sable.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2000 Mercury Sable
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercury
Model S Sable
Year Released 2002 2000
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 2982 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 493 HP 152 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 246 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 79 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1565 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 68 L


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