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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2012 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2012 Saab 03-Sep 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 1 more horse power than 2012 Saab 03-Sep. (220 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2012 Saab 03-Sep. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 245 kg more than 2012 Saab 03-Sep. 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 Saab 03-Sep, 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, 2012 Saab 03-Sep (349 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 34 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2012 Saab 03-Sep
Make Mercedes-Benz Saab
Model E 03-Sep
Year Released 2005 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 221 HP 220 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 349 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Flex Fuel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1540 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 61 L


 

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