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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2005 Holden Frontera

To start off, 2005 Holden Frontera is newer by 3 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 291 more horse power than 2005 Holden Frontera. (202 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2005 Holden Frontera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 435 kg more than 2005 Holden Frontera. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Holden Frontera is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Holden Frontera will offer significantly more control. 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 511 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Holden Frontera. (290 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Holden Frontera.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2005 Holden Frontera
Make Mercedes-Benz Holden
Model S Frontera
Year Released 2002 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 3165 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 493 HP 202 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1700 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2710 mm


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