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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1958 Morris Isis

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 Morris Isis. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 Morris Isis would be higher. 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 136 more horse power than 1958 Morris Isis. (85 HP @ 4250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1958 Morris Isis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 470 kg more than 1958 Morris Isis. 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 147 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 Morris Isis. (168 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 Morris Isis. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1958 Morris Isis has manual transmission. 1958 Morris Isis 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 Mercedes-Benz E 1958 Morris Isis
Make Mercedes-Benz Morris
Model E Isis
Year Released 2005 1958
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2639 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4250 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 168 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 79.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 88.9 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2470 mm


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