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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2005 Volvo S80

To start off, both 2005 Mercedes-Benz E and 2005 Volvo S80 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 86 more horse power than 2005 Volvo S80. (135 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 Volvo S80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 96 kg more than 2005 Volvo S80. 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 Volvo S80, 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 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volvo S80. (280 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volvo S80.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2005 Volvo S80
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model E S80
Year Released 2005 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 233 km/hour 200 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 11.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1689 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


 

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