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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz A

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz A 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 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 113 more horse power than 2011 Mercedes-Benz A. (108 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2011 Mercedes-Benz A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mercedes-Benz A weights approximately 1045 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz A, 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 65 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Mercedes-Benz A. (250 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Mercedes-Benz A. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2011 Mercedes-Benz A has manual transmission. 2011 Mercedes-Benz A 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 2011 Mercedes-Benz A
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E A
Year Released 2005 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1989 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 233 km/hour 186 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 2830 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 5.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 60 L


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