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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1968 MG 1100

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 37 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 MG 1100. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 MG 1100 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 168 more horse power than 1968 MG 1100. (53 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1968 MG 1100. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 960 kg more than 1968 MG 1100. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1968 MG 1100, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 232 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 MG 1100. (83 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 MG 1100.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1968 MG 1100
Make Mercedes-Benz MG
Model E 1100
Year Released 2005 1968
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1098 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 53 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 83 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 825 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3730 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1540 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2380 mm


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