Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Nissan 350Z

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Nissan 350Z

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More torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM vs 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 50% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 224 HP @ 7,200 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,463 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Front view of Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution

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Mercedes-Benz

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Slightly lighter curb weight 3,105 lb vs 3,370 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Nissan 350Z  vs
190 E 2.5-16 Evolution 
Brand Nissan Mercedes-Benz
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2002-2007 1989

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.54:1
2: 2.32:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.27:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.79:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203 406/? 203
Rear wheels 216/? 180 406/? 203

power & handling

Nissan 350Z  vs
190 E 2.5-16 Evolution 
Power-to-weight ratio 11.91 lb/hp 13.86 lb/hp
Maximum hp 283 HP @ 6,200 RPM 224 HP @ 7,200 RPM
Maximum torque 275 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 2,463 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.19 in 3.83 in / 3.26 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,370 lb 3,105 lb
Width 71.5 in 67.7 in
Height 51.9 in 52.2 in
Length 169.4 in 178.9 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 104.9 in
Nissan 350Z
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