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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2013 Hyundai Equus

To start off, 2013 Hyundai Equus is newer by 11 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 70 more horse power than 2013 Hyundai Equus. (423 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2013 Hyundai Equus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 46 kg more than 2013 Hyundai Equus. 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 291 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Hyundai Equus. (510 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Hyundai Equus.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2013 Hyundai Equus
Make Mercedes-Benz Hyundai
Model S Equus
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 5000 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 493 HP 423 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 87 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 8-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 2089 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 5158 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1889 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 3045 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 77 L


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