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

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S 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, both vehicles can yield 275 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 8 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz S.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz S (415 Nm) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (401 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2005 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S S
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4266 cc 4261 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 275 HP 275 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 415 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 84 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 1887 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 5170 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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