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2005 BMW 320 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, both 2005 BMW 320 and 2005 Mercedes-Benz E were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2005 BMW 320. (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 235 kg more than 2005 BMW 320. 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 BMW 320. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 BMW 320. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW 320 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW 320 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW 320 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 320 E
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2171 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 222 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.4 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.4 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 80 L


 

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