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

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano 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 73 more horse power than 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano. (148 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano weights approximately 305 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano, 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, 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano (330 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz Viano 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 Viano
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E Viano
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2147 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 330 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 88.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 233 km/hour 174 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 11.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2090 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1910 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3210 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 79 L


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