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2004 Mercedes-Benz CL vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL would be higher. At 4,966 cc (8 cylinders), 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL (302 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 42 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 285 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL 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 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, 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, 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL (460 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Mercedes-Benz CL 2002 Acura CL
Make Mercedes-Benz Acura
Model CL CL
Year Released 2004 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4966 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.8:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1865 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 99 L 65 L


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