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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2009 Opel Astra

To start off, 2009 Opel Astra is newer by 4 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 98 more horse power than 2009 Opel Astra. (123 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2009 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 387 kg more than 2009 Opel Astra. 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, 2009 Opel Astra, 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 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Opel Astra. (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2009 Opel Astra
Make Mercedes-Benz Opel
Model E Astra
Year Released 2005 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 123 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 90.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 233 km/hour 191 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 10.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1398 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 52 L


 

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