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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

To start off, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is newer by 7 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 7,000 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (505 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 284 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 345 kg more than 2012 Chevrolet Corvette.

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, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (637 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 322 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Chevrolet Corvette will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2012 Chevrolet Corvette has manual transmission. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2012 Chevrolet Corvette
Make Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Model E Corvette
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 7000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 505 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 637 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 233 km/hour 319 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1440 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1928 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1237 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2685 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 68 L


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