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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1994 Opel Tigra

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Opel Tigra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Opel Tigra 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 131 more horse power than 1994 Opel Tigra. (90 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1994 Opel Tigra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 675 kg more than 1994 Opel Tigra. 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, 1994 Opel Tigra, 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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Opel Tigra. (125 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Opel Tigra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1994 Opel Tigra
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model E Tigra
Year Released 2005 1994
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1387 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 125 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 77.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 73.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 233 km/hour 182 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 14 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1110 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 46 L


 

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