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

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E 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. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. (120 HP @ 4200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 185 kg more than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E. (271 Nm @ 1400 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Mercedes-Benz E 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 120 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 271 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.3 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 202 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.1 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1600 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4820 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 80 L


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