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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse

To start off, 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse is newer by 6 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 331 more horse power than 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (162 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 595 kg more than 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 581 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. (220 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse has manual transmission. 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Make Mercedes-Benz Mitsubishi
Model S Eclipse
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 2378 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 493 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 67 L


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