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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 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 47 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz E 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 670 kg more than 2008 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 2008 Mercedes-Benz E 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 Mercedes-Benz E 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 Mercedes-Benz E (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 35 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 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 3498 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 245 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.7 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1115 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.4 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 80 L


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