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2002 Chrysler Sebring vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Chrysler Sebring. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Chrysler Sebring would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 119 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 108 kg more than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2008 Mercedes-Benz C. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 124 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Chrysler Sebring 2008 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Chrysler Mercedes-Benz
Model Sebring C
Year Released 2002 2008
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2343 cc 3498 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 149 HP 268 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 226 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.4:1 10.5:1
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1452 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1980 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2880 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 L 62 L


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