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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1977 Nissan Skyline

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Nissan Skyline. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Nissan Skyline 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 132 more horse power than 1977 Nissan Skyline. (89 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1977 Nissan Skyline. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 740 kg more than 1977 Nissan Skyline. 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 182 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Nissan Skyline. (133 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Nissan Skyline. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1977 Nissan Skyline has manual transmission. 1977 Nissan Skyline 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 1977 Nissan Skyline
Make Mercedes-Benz Nissan
Model E Skyline
Year Released 2005 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1045 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2520 mm


 

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