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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1963 Triumph Vitesse

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 42 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1963 Triumph Vitesse. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1963 Triumph Vitesse 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 151 more horse power than 1963 Triumph Vitesse. (70 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1963 Triumph Vitesse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 905 kg more than 1963 Triumph Vitesse. 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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1963 Triumph Vitesse. (125 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1963 Triumph Vitesse.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1963 Triumph Vitesse
Make Mercedes-Benz Triumph
Model E Vitesse
Year Released 2005 1963
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 66.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 76 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 880 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3890 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1530 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2270 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 53 L


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