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2006 Buick Lucerne vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2006 Buick Lucerne 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 4,572 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Buick Lucerne is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Buick Lucerne (275 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Buick Lucerne should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

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 Buick Lucerne, 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 Buick Lucerne (400 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Buick Lucerne will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Buick Lucerne 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Buick Mercedes-Benz
Model Lucerne E
Year Released 2006 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4572 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 275 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 68 L 80 L


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