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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL would be higher. At 4,966 cc (8 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 (302 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 weights approximately 339 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 will offer significantly more control. 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 E500 (460 Nm) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 2002 Acura CL
Make Mercedes-Benz Acura
Model E500 CL
Year Released 2005 2002
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4966 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 315 Nm
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.8:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1919 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 65 L


 

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