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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser would be higher. At 5,002 cc (8 cylinders), 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. (169 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser weights approximately 230 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser (346 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 31 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1990 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser
Make Mercedes-Benz Oldsmobile
Model E Custom Cruiser
Year Released 2005 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 5002 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 169 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 346 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2015 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5530 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2950 mm


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