The horsepower is a this thing that majority of car fans pay the greatest attention to. In this case, it is the Ford that has by 6 % horsepower more than the Mercedes W123, which makes this vehicle somewhat faster. Thanks to more horsepower the Ford will as well give slightly more flexiblility in specific speeds.
Thanks to 49 % higher torque, the engine of the Ford distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Mercedes W123 Coupe. This, in turn, produces better acceleration.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range as well as a lower value of rotations at which the maximum torque is reached determines an engine’s dynamism and flexibility. Still, in order to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is good to check a torque performance graph.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Ford LTD III is 10 % wider than the Mercedes. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a vehicle means the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Ford has 208 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Mercedes. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Ford LTD III should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The Ford has 81 % bigger engine size when compared to the Mercedes W123 Coupe. The difference is relatively substantia. Consequently the Ford LTD III should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher maximum speed. On the other hand greater engine capacity affects worst fuel efficiency.
The Ford is 14 % longer in relation to the Mercedes. Long vehicles have more interior space and in most cases provide bigger trunk. While the Ford seems to be better option for families or persons who value comfortable driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Mercedes W123 Coupe 2.3 109HP manual may be more appropriate to the young as it will not cause problems with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
For those who prefer a car for larger amount of passengers the four-door Ford LTD III 4.2 115HP automatic is a way appropriate to own. However, for young drivers that appreciate sporty styling of the vehicle we recommend to choose the 2-door Mercedes W123.
Model release date
The difference in debut day between presented vehicles is only 4 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a dizzying pace what may cause that the Ford LTD III 4.2 115HP automatic may have more advanced solutions.
For drivers who value more functional driving a car and who don’t need complications that stems from the manual transmission we recommend cars with automatic gearbox. For those who have a flair for sport driving a manual gearbox may be better as it gives a control of rmp range in which a shift take place.