2006 Mercedes-Benz CL vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz A

To start off, both 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL and 2006 Mercedes-Benz A were released in the same year (2006). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 112 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz A. (190 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 610 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz A. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 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 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz A, 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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL (460 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 180 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz A. (280 Nm @ 1800 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz A. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL has automatic transmission and 2006 Mercedes-Benz A has manual transmission. 2006 Mercedes-Benz A will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 2006 Mercedes-Benz A
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CL A
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4964 cc 2034 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 190 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 280 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 94 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 227 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1885 kg 1275 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 7.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 54 L


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