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2006 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 1 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 48 more horse power than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. (173 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 275 kg more than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. 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, 2006 Alfa Romeo 156, 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, 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 (385 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 has manual transmission. 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 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.

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2006 Alfa Romeo 156 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Alfa Romeo Mercedes-Benz
Model 156 E
Year Released 2006 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2387 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 173 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 385 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 225 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.7 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1510 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.6 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 80 L


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