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2005 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, both 2005 Mercedes-Benz C 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 46 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz C. (175 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 105 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz C. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz C is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz C will offer significantly more control. 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 75 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz C. (240 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz C 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C E
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2685 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 175 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 240 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68.2 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 219 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.4 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1680 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.5 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 80 L


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