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2008 Mazda Etude vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Mazda Etude 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 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 721 kg more than 2008 Mazda Etude.

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 Mazda Etude, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 173 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mazda Etude. (142 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mazda Etude. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2008 Mazda Etude has manual transmission. 2008 Mazda Etude will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Mazda Etude 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mazda Mercedes-Benz
Model Etude E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1597 cc 3199 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 221 HP
Torque 142 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.0:1
Top Speed 186 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.1 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1064 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2620 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 80 L


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