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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2004 Toyota Camry

To start off, 2004 Toyota Camry is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S 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 332 more horse power than 2004 Toyota Camry. (161 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2004 Toyota Camry. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 695 kg more than 2004 Toyota Camry. 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, 2004 Toyota Camry, 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) has 581 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Toyota Camry. (220 Nm). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Toyota Camry.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2004 Toyota Camry
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model S Camry
Year Released 2002 2004
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 2359 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 493 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 220 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 96 mm
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4900 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 70 L


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