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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2004 Volkswagen Sharan

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 Volkswagen Sharan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volkswagen Sharan 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 73 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen Sharan. (148 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen Sharan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 117 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen Sharan. 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, 2004 Volkswagen Sharan, 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 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen Sharan. (210 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen Sharan. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2004 Volkswagen Sharan has manual transmission. 2004 Volkswagen Sharan 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 2004 Volkswagen Sharan
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model E Sharan
Year Released 2005 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1781 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 199 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 11.2 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1668 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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