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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz G

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz G is newer by 4 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 246 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz G. (247 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz G. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 445 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz G. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Mercedes-Benz G 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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz G 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 240 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz G. (561 Nm @ 1700 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz G.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2006 Mercedes-Benz G
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S G
Year Released 2002 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 3996 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 493 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 561 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 86 mm
Top Speed 250 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.8 seconds 10.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1950 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 96 L


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