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

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C 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 53 more horse power than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. (168 HP @ 3000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C.

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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C (400 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz C 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 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E C
Year Released 2005 2011
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2143 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 3000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 16.2:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 233 km/hour 218 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4606 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1459 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


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