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2008 Kia Picanto vs. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2008 Kia Picanto is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1207 kg more than 2008 Kia Picanto.

Because 2002 Mercedes-Benz S 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Kia Picanto, 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 702 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Kia Picanto. (99 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Kia Picanto.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Kia Picanto 2002 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Kia Mercedes-Benz
Model Picanto S
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1086 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 493 HP
Torque 99 Nm 801 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 66 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 87 mm
Top Speed 154 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 17.9 seconds 4.8 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 928 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 3500 mm 5170 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2380 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L 88 L


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