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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2008 Volvo V70

To start off, 2008 Volvo V70 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 53 more horse power than 2008 Volvo V70. (168 HP @ 5900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Volvo V70. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 216 kg more than 2008 Volvo V70. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Volvo V70, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volvo V70. (230 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volvo V70.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2008 Volvo V70
Make Mercedes-Benz Volvo
Model E V70
Year Released 2005 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2433 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5900 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1569 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


 

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