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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 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 43 more horse power than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300. (178 HP @ 5700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 255 kg more than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300. 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 60 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300. (255 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E 300
Year Released 2005 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 178 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 255 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 88.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 80.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 233 km/hour 207 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1530 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 72 L


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