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2007 Lotus Exige vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2007 Lotus Exige 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 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2007 Lotus Exige. (189 HP @ 7800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2007 Lotus Exige. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 910 kg more than 2007 Lotus Exige. 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Lotus Exige. (181 Nm @ 6800 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Lotus Exige. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2007 Lotus Exige has manual transmission. 2007 Lotus Exige 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 Lotus Exige 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Lotus Mercedes-Benz
Model Exige E
Year Released 2007 2005
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 7800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 181 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 6800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 237 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 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 875 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3800 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2310 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.8 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 80 L


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