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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Kia Carens

To start off, 2012 Kia Carens 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 78 more horse power than 2012 Kia Carens. (143 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2012 Kia Carens. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 266 kg more than 2012 Kia Carens. 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 Kia Carens, 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 126 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Kia Carens. (189 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Kia Carens.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2012 Kia Carens
Make Mercedes-Benz Kia
Model E Carens
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 189 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 11 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1519 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1730 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 55 L


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