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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2007 Opel Signum

To start off, 2007 Opel Signum is newer by 2 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 68 more horse power than 2007 Opel Signum. (153 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2007 Opel Signum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 250 kg more than 2007 Opel Signum. 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, 2007 Opel Signum, 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 95 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Opel Signum. (220 Nm @ 3800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Opel Signum.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2007 Opel Signum
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model E Signum
Year Released 2005 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2196 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 94.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 211 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 9.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1535 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


 

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