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2002 Mercedes-Benz S vs. 2009 Citroen C5

To start off, 2009 Citroen C5 is newer by 7 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 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2002 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S (493 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 288 more horse power than 2009 Citroen C5. (205 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2009 Citroen C5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 538 kg more than 2009 Citroen C5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Mercedes-Benz S 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 S. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Citroen C5, 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 S (801 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 516 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Citroen C5. (285 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2002 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Citroen C5.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Mercedes-Benz S 2009 Citroen C5
Make Mercedes-Benz Citroen
Model S C5
Year Released 2002 2009
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5513 cc 2946 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 493 HP 205 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 801 Nm 285 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 87 mm 82.6 mm
Top Speed 250 km/hour 234 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.8 seconds 8.7 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2135 kg 1597 kg
Vehicle Length 5170 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 66 L


 

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