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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1996 Nissan Primera

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1996 Nissan Primera. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Nissan Primera 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 120 more horse power than 1996 Nissan Primera. (101 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1996 Nissan Primera. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 621 kg more than 1996 Nissan Primera. 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, 1996 Nissan Primera, 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 179 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Nissan Primera. (136 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Nissan Primera. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1996 Nissan Primera has manual transmission. 1996 Nissan Primera 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 1996 Nissan Primera
Make Mercedes-Benz Nissan
Model E Primera
Year Released 2005 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1597 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 136 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1164 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2610 mm


 

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