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2005 Cadillac Catera vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, both 2005 Cadillac Catera 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 21 more horse power than 2005 Cadillac Catera. (200 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 Cadillac Catera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 80 kg more than 2005 Cadillac Catera. 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 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Cadillac Catera. (260 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Cadillac Catera.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Cadillac Catera 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Cadillac Mercedes-Benz
Model Catera E
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2962 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 200 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 260 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 204 km/hour 233 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1705 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.9 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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