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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1959 Sunbeam Rapier

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 46 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Sunbeam Rapier. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Sunbeam Rapier 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) has 144 more horse power than 1959 Sunbeam Rapier. (77 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1959 Sunbeam Rapier.

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.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1959 Sunbeam Rapier
Make Mercedes-Benz Sunbeam
Model E Rapier
Year Released 2005 1959
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1494 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 77 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4080 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1550 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2440 mm


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