2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 1976 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 33 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 2,148 cc, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (169 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 1976 Mercedes-Benz E. (94 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 1976 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1976 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 105 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C.

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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 241 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Mercedes-Benz E. (159 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 1976 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C E
Year Released 2009 1976
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 1988 cc
Horse Power 169 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 159 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.3 mm 83.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 1330 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 65 L


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