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

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 S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 Mercedes-Benz S 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 114 more horse power than 1983 Mercedes-Benz S. (154 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 1983 Mercedes-Benz S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1983 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 234 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 Mercedes-Benz S. (223 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 S. 2009 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 1983 Mercedes-Benz S has manual transmission. 1983 Mercedes-Benz S 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.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz E 1983 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E S
Year Released 2009 1983
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 2746 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 268 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 5030 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2950 mm


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