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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2011 Audi A8

To start off, 2011 Audi A8 is newer by 6 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 4,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Audi A8 (372 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 151 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Audi A8 weights approximately 215 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Audi A8 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Audi A8 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2011 Audi A8 (444 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 129 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Audi A8 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 2011 Audi A8
Make Mercedes-Benz Audi
Model E A8
Year Released 2005 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 4200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 372 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 444 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear AWD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5136 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1948 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1461 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2992 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 90 L


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