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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Fiat 500

To start off, 2012 Fiat 500 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 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 120 more horse power than 2012 Fiat 500. (101 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2012 Fiat 500. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 689 kg more than 2012 Fiat 500. 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, 2012 Fiat 500, 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 182 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Fiat 500. (133 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Fiat 500. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2012 Fiat 500 has manual transmission. 2012 Fiat 500 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 Fiat 500
Make Mercedes-Benz Fiat
Model E 500
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1368 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 133 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 233 km/hour 182 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 10.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 5-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1096 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 3546 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1628 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1519 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2301 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 40 L


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