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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2004 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Cadillac CTS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Cadillac CTS 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 42 more horse power than 2004 Cadillac CTS. (179 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2004 Cadillac CTS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 165 kg more than 2004 Cadillac CTS. 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 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Cadillac CTS. (245 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Cadillac CTS.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2004 Cadillac CTS
Make Mercedes-Benz Cadillac
Model E CTS
Year Released 2005 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2597 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 179 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 245 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 83.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 79.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 64 L


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