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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1997 Porsche 911

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Porsche 911. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Porsche 911 would be higher. At 3,588 cc (6 cylinders), 1997 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1997 Porsche 911 (276 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 55 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1997 Porsche 911 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 635 kg more than 1997 Porsche 911.

Because 1997 Porsche 911 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1997 Porsche 911 will offer significantly more control. 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, 1997 Porsche 911 (1,022 Nm) has 707 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm). This means 1997 Porsche 911 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1997 Porsche 911 has manual transmission. 1997 Porsche 911 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 1997 Porsche 911
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model E 911
Year Released 2005 1997
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 3199 cc 3588 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Horse Power 221 HP 276 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 1022 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1150 kg


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