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2002 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz C would be higher. At 1,796 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C (141 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 460 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 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 2002 Mercedes-Benz C. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C (220 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 105 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz C 2009 Tata Indica
Make Mercedes-Benz Tata
Model C Indica
Year Released 2002 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1796 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 141 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 85 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1465 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4350 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 37 L


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