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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1996 Peugeot 605

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 Peugeot 605. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Peugeot 605 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 86 more horse power than 1996 Peugeot 605. (135 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1996 Peugeot 605. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 345 kg more than 1996 Peugeot 605. 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 Peugeot 605, 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 136 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Peugeot 605. (179 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Peugeot 605. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1996 Peugeot 605 has manual transmission. 1996 Peugeot 605 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.

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2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1996 Peugeot 605
Make Mercedes-Benz Peugeot
Model E 605
Year Released 2005 1996
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 179 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2810 mm


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