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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2011 Porsche 911

To start off, 2011 Porsche 911 is newer by 9 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, 2011 Porsche 911 (620 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 127 more horse power than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 740 kg more than 2011 Porsche 911.

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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Porsche 911. (699 Nm @ 2250 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Porsche 911. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 2011 Porsche 911 has manual transmission. 2011 Porsche 911 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 2011 Porsche 911
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model S 911
Year Released 2002 2011
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 5513 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Horse Power 493 HP 620 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 699 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 2250 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4468 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1285 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2350 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 67 L


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