2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 1981 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1981 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1981 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 2,148 cc, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1981 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 115 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 1981 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C E
Year Released 2009 1981
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 1988 cc
Horse Power 169 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 1340 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2800 mm


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