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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2010 Volkswagen CC

To start off, 2010 Volkswagen CC 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 3,199 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 21 more horse power than 2010 Volkswagen CC. (200 HP @ 5100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2010 Volkswagen CC. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 268 kg more than 2010 Volkswagen CC. 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, 2010 Volkswagen CC, 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 2010 Volkswagen CC. (280 Nm @ 1700 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Volkswagen CC. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2010 Volkswagen CC has manual transmission. 2010 Volkswagen CC will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2010 Volkswagen CC
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model E CC
Year Released 2005 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 200 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1700 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1517 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4798 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1417 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


 

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