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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1995 Rover 200

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 Rover 200. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Rover 200 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 77 more horse power than 1995 Rover 200. (144 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1995 Rover 200. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 705 kg more than 1995 Rover 200. 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, 1995 Rover 200, 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 135 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Rover 200. (180 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Rover 200. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1995 Rover 200 has manual transmission. 1995 Rover 200 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 Rover 200
Make Mercedes-Benz Rover
Model E 200
Year Released 2005 1995
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 144 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 180 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 89.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Top Speed 233 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1080 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3980 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 50 L


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