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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL

To start off, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 6,208 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (518 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 297 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 545 kg more than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 Mercedes-Benz SL (630 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 315 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 Mercedes-Benz SL
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E SL
Year Released 2005 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 6208 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 518 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 630 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 5200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 102.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 94.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1240 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4540 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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