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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL

To start off, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 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, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL (228 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 @ 3000 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E SL
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 233 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 7.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4582 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1298 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2560 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


 

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