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2007 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 1969 Volkswagen 181

To start off, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 1,795 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 635 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

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. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C has automatic transmission and 1969 Volkswagen 181 has manual transmission. 1969 Volkswagen 181 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Mercedes-Benz C 1969 Volkswagen 181
Make Mercedes-Benz Volkswagen
Model C 181
Year Released 2007 1969
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1795 cc 1584 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1535 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 3790 mm
Vehicle Width 1470 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1730 mm 1630 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2410 mm


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