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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2006 Opel Speedster

To start off, 2006 Opel Speedster is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 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 24 more horse power than 2006 Opel Speedster. (197 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Speedster. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 780 kg more than 2006 Opel Speedster. 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 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Opel Speedster. (250 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Opel Speedster. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2006 Opel Speedster has manual transmission. 2006 Opel Speedster 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 2006 Opel Speedster
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model E Speedster
Year Released 2005 2006
Engine Position Front Middle
Engine Size 3199 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 4.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1120 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2340 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 8.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 36 L


 

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