2006 Mercedes-Benz CL vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2008 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL would be higher. At 4,964 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 15 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL.

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 @ 2700 RPM) has 235 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz C. (225 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 2008 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CL C
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4964 cc 2398 cc
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 0 HP
Torque 460 Nm 225 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 3300 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 68.2 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 215 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 9.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1885 kg 1900 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4630 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2700 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 10.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 62 L


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