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1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 would be higher. At 5,987 cc (12 cylinders), 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 (402 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 181 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. (221 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 235 kg more than 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 (580 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. (510 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C has automatic transmission and 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 has manual transmission. 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 2006 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C 112 C
Year Released 1991 2006
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 5987 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 402 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 580 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 307 km/hour 241 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.9 seconds 7.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 4620 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 80 L


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