2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 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 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. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL (302 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (228 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL weights approximately 195 kg more than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. 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 @ 2700 RPM) has 160 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CL CLK
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Coupe Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4964 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 82.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 11.1:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 7.7 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1885 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 9.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 62 L


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