Pontiac Firebird 3.4 V6 vs Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbo

Picture of Pontiac Firebird 3.4 V6
Picture of Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbo (W124)
Category Firebird 3.4 V6300 D Turbo
Engine layout 3.4 l V63.0 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 148 / 146143 / 141
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 257 / 190267 / 197
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1553 / 34241450 / 3197
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 95 / 9498 / 97

Performance

Category Firebird 3.4 V6300 D Turbo
0 - 100 kph 11.1 s10.9 s
Est. 1000 m 34.5 s @ 160.0 kph34.3 s @ 160.0 kph
Est. 0 - 60 mph 10.3 s10.1 s
0 - 100 mph 34.7 s34.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 12.8 s @ 67.7 mph12.7 s @ 68.3 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 30.0 s @ 95.7 mph29.9 s @ 96.3 mph
Top speed 207 kph (129 mph)205 kph (127 mph)

Summary

Category Firebird 3.4 V6300 D Turbo
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 681697
Total 681697

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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FastestLaps  12y ago

I think, when it was launched, 300D was the fastest diesel car in the world.

And 90s American sports-cars pretty much suck.


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Anonymous  12y ago

It's interesting! A German diesel sedan from the mid 80's vs. an American 2 door coupe sportscar from the mid 90's.