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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Porsche Cayenne

To start off, 2008 Porsche Cayenne 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 4,805 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Porsche Cayenne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Porsche Cayenne (494 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 273 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Porsche Cayenne should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Porsche Cayenne weights approximately 645 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Porsche Cayenne is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Porsche Cayenne will offer significantly more control. 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 Porsche Cayenne (700 Nm @ 2250 RPM) has 385 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Porsche Cayenne 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 Porsche Cayenne
Make Mercedes-Benz Porsche
Model E Cayenne
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 4805 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 494 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 700 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 83 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 275 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 5.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2430 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1930 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1700 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 14.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 100 L


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