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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 4,266 cc (8 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (275 HP @ 5750 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. (221 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 175 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz C (510 Nm) has 109 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S. (401 Nm). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Mercedes-Benz S.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2006 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model S C
Year Released 2002 2006
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4266 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 275 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5750 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 510 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 92 mm
Top Speed 250 km/hour 241 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.3 seconds 7.5 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1895 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 3090 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 70 L


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