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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1976 Triumph TR6

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Triumph TR6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Triumph TR6 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 117 more horse power than 1976 Triumph TR6. (104 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1976 Triumph TR6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 699 kg more than 1976 Triumph TR6. 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 121 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Triumph TR6. (194 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Triumph TR6.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1976 Triumph TR6
Make Mercedes-Benz Triumph
Model E TR6
Year Released 2005 1976
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2498 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 194 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
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 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4050 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1280 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2240 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 64 L


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