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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S 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 5,461 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S (382 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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 Mercedes-Benz S (530 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz S 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 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E S
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 5461 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 382 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 530 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2800 RPM
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3170 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 90 L


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