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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2005 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, both 2005 Mercedes-Benz E and 2005 Volkswagen Polo 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 122 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. (99 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 680 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. 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 Volkswagen Polo, 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 189 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. (126 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen Polo. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2005 Volkswagen Polo has manual transmission. 2005 Volkswagen Polo 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 Volkswagen Polo
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model E Polo
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 76.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 75.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 10.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3900 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 6.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 45 L


 

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