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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1995 Porsche 968

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 10 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Porsche 968. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Porsche 968 would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 Porsche 968 (240 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1995 Porsche 968 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 381 kg more than 1995 Porsche 968.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Porsche 968. (305 Nm @ 4100 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Porsche 968. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1995 Porsche 968 has manual transmission. 1995 Porsche 968 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1995 Porsche 968
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model E 968
Year Released 2005 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2990 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 240 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 305 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 104 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1404 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 92 L


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