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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1991 Volkswagen Quantum

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 Volkswagen Quantum. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Volkswagen Quantum 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 112 more horse power than 1991 Volkswagen Quantum. (109 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1991 Volkswagen Quantum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 655 kg more than 1991 Volkswagen Quantum. 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, 1991 Volkswagen Quantum, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Volkswagen Quantum. (173 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Volkswagen Quantum.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1991 Volkswagen Quantum
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model E Quantum
Year Released 2005 1991
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1983 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 109 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 173 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 92.8 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1130 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2560 mm


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