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2009 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 1983 Mercedes-Benz G

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 Mercedes-Benz G. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mercedes-Benz G would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 143 more horse power than 1983 Mercedes-Benz G. (125 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1983 Mercedes-Benz G. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Mercedes-Benz G weights approximately 554 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 1983 Mercedes-Benz G is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1983 Mercedes-Benz G 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 164 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mercedes-Benz G. (186 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 Mercedes-Benz G. 2009 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1983 Mercedes-Benz G has manual transmission. 1983 Mercedes-Benz G will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E 1983 Mercedes-Benz G
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E G
Year Released 2009 1983
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 2307 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 125 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 186 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.9 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 80.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1880 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1940 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2410 mm


 

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