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2007 BMW M3 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2007 BMW M3 is newer by 2 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 3,245 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW M3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW M3 (338 HP @ 7900 RPM) has 117 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW M3 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 130 kg more than 2007 BMW M3.

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, 2007 BMW M3 (365 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW M3 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 2007 BMW M3 has manual transmission. 2007 BMW M3 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:

2007 BMW M3 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model M3 E
Year Released 2007 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3245 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 338 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 7900 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 365 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.5 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1655 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 12.1 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 80 L


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