2006 Mercedes-Benz CL vs. 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart would be higher. At 4,964 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL (302 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 208 more horse power than 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart. (94 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 410 kg more than 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart. 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 (460 Nm) has 275 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart. (185 Nm). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 2001 Mercedes-Benz Smart
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CL Smart
Year Released 2006 2001
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 4964 cc 1689 cc
Engine Type V electric
Horse Power 302 HP 94 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 185 Nm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1885 kg 1475 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 3230 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1170 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 88 L


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