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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2005 Peugeot 307

To start off, both 2005 Mercedes-Benz E and 2005 Peugeot 307 were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 147 more horse power than 2005 Peugeot 307. (74 HP @ 5650 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 Peugeot 307. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 639 kg more than 2005 Peugeot 307. 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, 2005 Peugeot 307, 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 193 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Peugeot 307. (122 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Peugeot 307. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2005 Peugeot 307 has manual transmission. 2005 Peugeot 307 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 2005 Peugeot 307
Make Mercedes-Benz Peugeot
Model E 307
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5650 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 122 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1146 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4210 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


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