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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1975 Nissan Silvia

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Nissan Silvia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Nissan Silvia 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 124 more horse power than 1975 Nissan Silvia. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1975 Nissan Silvia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 795 kg more than 1975 Nissan Silvia. 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 168 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Nissan Silvia. (147 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Nissan Silvia. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1975 Nissan Silvia has manual transmission. 1975 Nissan Silvia 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 1975 Nissan Silvia
Make Mercedes-Benz Nissan
Model E Silvia
Year Released 2005 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1770 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 990 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2350 mm


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