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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL

To start off, 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL is newer by 36 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 5,500 cc (8 cylinders), 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 985 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Chevrolet Citation 2013 Mercedes-Benz CL
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Citation CL
Year Released 1977 2013
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2835 cc 5500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 2135 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 5106 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 2139 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1426 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2955 mm


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