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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1997 Xedos 6

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 Xedos 6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Xedos 6 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 115 more horse power than 1997 Xedos 6. (106 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1997 Xedos 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 645 kg more than 1997 Xedos 6. 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, 1997 Xedos 6, 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 177 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Xedos 6. (138 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Xedos 6.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 1997 Xedos 6
Make Mercedes-Benz Xedos
Model E 6
Year Released 2005 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 106 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2620 mm


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