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2008 Audi A8 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Audi A8 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 4,172 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Audi A8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Audi A8 (330 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 109 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Audi A8 should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Audi A8 weights approximately 125 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Audi A8 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Audi A8 will offer significantly more control. 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 Audi A8 (431 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 116 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Audi A8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Audi A8 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Audi Mercedes-Benz
Model A8 E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4172 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 330 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 431 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.5 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.4 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1910 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 5190 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1900 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3080 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 80 L


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