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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Holden Commodore

To start off, 2012 Holden Commodore 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 5,976 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Holden Commodore is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Holden Commodore (360 HP) has 139 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Holden Commodore should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm) has 25 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Holden Commodore. (290 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Holden Commodore. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2012 Holden Commodore has manual transmission. 2012 Holden Commodore 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 Holden Commodore
Make Mercedes-Benz Holden
Model E Commodore
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 5976 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 221 HP 360 HP
Torque 315 Nm 290 Nm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 14.4 L/100km


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