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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1989 Plymouth Sundance

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Plymouth Sundance. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Plymouth Sundance 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 125 more horse power than 1989 Plymouth Sundance. (96 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1989 Plymouth Sundance. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 610 kg more than 1989 Plymouth Sundance. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1989 Plymouth Sundance, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1989 Plymouth Sundance
Make Mercedes-Benz Plymouth
Model E Sundance
Year Released 2005 1989
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2212 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 96 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1175 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2470 mm


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