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2006 Hyundai Terracan vs. 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 would be higher. At 2,996 cc (5 cylinders), 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (161 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. (87 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan should accelerate faster than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 532 kg more than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2006 Hyundai Terracan (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 174 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300. (172 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Terracan will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300.

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2006 Hyundai Terracan 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300
Make Hyundai Mercedes-Benz
Model Terracan 300
Year Released 2006 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2902 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 161 HP 87 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 346 Nm 172 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97.1 mm 90.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 98 mm 92.4 mm
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2162 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4720 mm 5350 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1800 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2760 mm 3430 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 65 L


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