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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1982 Toyota Celica

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Toyota Celica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Toyota Celica 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 106 more horse power than 1982 Toyota Celica. (115 HP @ 5400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1982 Toyota Celica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 620 kg more than 1982 Toyota Celica. 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 143 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Toyota Celica. (172 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Toyota Celica. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1982 Toyota Celica has manual transmission. 1982 Toyota Celica 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 1982 Toyota Celica
Make Mercedes-Benz Toyota
Model E Celica
Year Released 2005 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5400 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 75 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1165 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2620 mm


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