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2007 BMW 318 vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2007 BMW 318 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 365 more horse power than 2007 BMW 318. (128 HP @ 5750 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2007 BMW 318. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 700 kg more than 2007 BMW 318. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 621 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 BMW 318. (180 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 BMW 318. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S has automatic transmission and 2007 BMW 318 has manual transmission. 2007 BMW 318 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 318 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 318 S
Year Released 2007 2002
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 128 HP 493 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 180 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 87 mm
Top Speed 208 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10 seconds 4.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1435 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 88 L


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