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2006 Chevrolet SSR vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Chevrolet SSR. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Chevrolet SSR would be higher. At 5,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet SSR is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet SSR (401 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 173 more horse power than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (228 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet SSR should accelerate faster than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 566 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet SSR.

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 Chevrolet SSR (542 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 242 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Chevrolet SSR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK has automatic transmission and 2006 Chevrolet SSR has manual transmission. 2006 Chevrolet SSR will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Chevrolet SSR 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Pickup Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5965 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 401 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 542 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 82.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.9:1 11.1:1
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1078 kg 1644 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2950 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.8 L/100km 9.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 95 L 62 L


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