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2008 Ford E-150 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Ford E-150 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 4,606 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Ford E-150 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford E-150 (225 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford E-150 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 708 kg more than 2008 Ford E-150.

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, 2008 Ford E-150 (388 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Ford E-150 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford E-150 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Ford Mercedes-Benz
Model E-150 E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4606 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 225 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 388 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1077 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 6030 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 2020 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 2120 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3510 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 132 L 80 L


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