Volvo 940 1990 vs Mercedes E class 1989

Volvo 940
1990 - 1991
Mercedes E class
1989 - 1993
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.4 Diesel2.5 Diesel


Power: 109 HP94 HP
Torque: 205 NM158 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds16.5 seconds
Volvo 940 is more dynamic to drive.
Volvo 940 engine produces 15 HP more power than Mercedes E class, whereas torque is 47 NM more than Mercedes E class. Thanks to more power Volvo 940 reaches 100 km/h speed 4.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.67.1
The Mercedes E class is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo 940 consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Mercedes E class, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo 940 could require 75 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle980 km in combined cycle
Mercedes E class gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.87 m4.74 m
Width: 1.75 m1.74 m
Height: 1.41 m1.43 m
Volvo 940 is larger, but slightly lower.
Volvo 940 is 13 cm longer than the Mercedes E class, 1 cm wider, while the height of Volvo 940 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 470 litresno data
Turning diameter: 9.9 meters11.2 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo 940 is 1.3 metres less than that of the Mercedes E class, which means Volvo 940 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`500
Safety: no datano data
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Average price (€): 18002400
Pros and Cons: Volvo 940 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Mercedes E klase has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
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