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2009 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 would be higher. At 6,328 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600. (247 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 weights approximately 1444 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 (500 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E. (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz E 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E 600
Year Released 2009 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 6328 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 500 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.9 mm 103 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 95 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 2770 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 6250 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1960 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 3910 mm


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