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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1973 Peugeot 504

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Peugeot 504. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Peugeot 504 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 130 more horse power than 1973 Peugeot 504. (91 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1973 Peugeot 504. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 455 kg more than 1973 Peugeot 504. 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 154 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Peugeot 504. (161 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Peugeot 504. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1973 Peugeot 504 has manual transmission. 1973 Peugeot 504 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 1973 Peugeot 504
Make Mercedes-Benz Peugeot
Model E 504
Year Released 2005 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1971 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 91 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 161 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 81 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1330 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2910 mm


 

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