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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Opel Meriva

To start off, 2008 Opel Meriva 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 410 kg more than 2008 Opel Meriva.

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 Opel Meriva, 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. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2008 Opel Meriva has manual transmission. 2008 Opel Meriva 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 2008 Opel Meriva
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model E Meriva
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 13.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1375 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3510 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 53 L


 

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