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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2010 Audi A6

To start off, 2010 Audi A6 is newer by 5 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 3,200 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Audi A6 (265 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 35 kg more than 2010 Audi A6.

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, 2010 Audi A6, 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, 2010 Audi A6 (329 Nm @ 3250 RPM) has 14 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Audi A6 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 2010 Audi A6
Make Mercedes-Benz Audi
Model E A6
Year Released 2005 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 3200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 265 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 329 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1750 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4915 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1461 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2842 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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