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2006 BMW 530 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2006 BMW 530 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, 2006 BMW 530 (255 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 35 kg more than 2006 BMW 530.

Because 2006 BMW 530 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 BMW 530 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 E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 17 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW 530. (298 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW 530. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2006 BMW 530 has manual transmission. 2006 BMW 530 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.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW 530 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 530 E
Year Released 2006 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 233 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1750 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 80 L


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