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2008 Acura TL vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Acura TL is newer by 3 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 3,471 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Acura TL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Acura TL (286 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Acura TL 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 511 kg more than 2008 Acura TL.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Acura TL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2008 Acura TL (347 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 32 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Acura TL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Acura TL 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Acura Mercedes-Benz
Model TL E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3471 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 286 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 347 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1274 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1920 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2750 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 80 L


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