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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1979 Porsche 928

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Porsche 928. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Porsche 928 would be higher. At 4,664 cc (8 cylinders), 1979 Porsche 928 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1979 Porsche 928 (295 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1979 Porsche 928 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 335 kg more than 1979 Porsche 928.

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, 1979 Porsche 928 (380 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1979 Porsche 928 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1979 Porsche 928 has manual transmission. 1979 Porsche 928 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 1979 Porsche 928
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model E 928
Year Released 2005 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 4664 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 221 HP 295 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 380 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.4:1
Top Speed 233 km/hour 240 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4450 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 86 L


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