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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1996 Renault Fifties

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 Renault Fifties. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1996 Renault Fifties 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 162 more horse power than 1996 Renault Fifties. (59 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1996 Renault Fifties. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 995 kg more than 1996 Renault Fifties. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 222 more torque (in Nm) than 1996 Renault Fifties. (93 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1996 Renault Fifties. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1996 Renault Fifties has manual transmission. 1996 Renault Fifties 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 Renault Fifties
Make Mercedes-Benz Renault
Model E Fifties
Year Released 2005 1996
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3199 cc 1149 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 93 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
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 790 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3610 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


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