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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML 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 4,266 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (275 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML. (231 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML weights approximately 225 kg more than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML 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 Mercedes-Benz ML 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 (401 Nm) has 71 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML. (330 Nm). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S ML
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4266 cc 3724 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 275 HP 231 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 330 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1895 kg 2120 kg
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 83 L


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