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1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 18 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 20 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz S. (382 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz S. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 1282 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 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz S. (530 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz S. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S 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. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Mercedes-Benz C 112 2009 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C 112 S
Year Released 1991 2009
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 5987 cc 5461 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 402 HP 382 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 580 Nm 530 Nm
Torque RPM 3800 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.7:1
Top Speed 307 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.9 seconds 5.4 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 2832 kg
Vehicle Length 4620 mm 5080 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1210 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 3040 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 100 L 90 L


 

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