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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 would be higher. At 4,973 cc (8 cylinders), 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 (326 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 105 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 weights approximately 227 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 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, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 (480 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 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 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E 500
Year Released 2005 1991
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 4973 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 221 HP 326 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 480 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 96.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 233 km/hour 249 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 7 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2012 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5110 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3050 mm


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