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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 BMW 525

To start off, 2008 BMW 525 is newer by 3 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 46 more horse power than 2008 BMW 525. (175 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 525. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 125 kg more than 2008 BMW 525. 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, 2008 BMW 525 (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 525 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2008 BMW 525
Make Mercedes-Benz BMW
Model E 525
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2495 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 17.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 233 km/hour 230 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 8.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1660 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 6.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


 

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