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2005 Mercedes-Benz E vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL (494 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 273 more horse power than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 100 kg more than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. 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 CL (800 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 485 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Mercedes-Benz E 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E CL
Year Released 2005 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 221 HP 494 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 800 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89.9 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 87 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 233 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 4.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1785 kg 1885 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 5000 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.6 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 88 L


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