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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 5 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 54 more horse power than 2007 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2007 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 230 kg more than 2007 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz E (540 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 139 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (401 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2007 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S E
Year Released 2002 2007
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4266 cc 2986 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 275 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 540 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1400 RPM
Top Speed 250 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.3 seconds 6.8 seconds
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 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1460 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 80 L


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