2006 Mercedes-Benz CL vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S is newer by 3 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 5,513 cc (12 cylinders), 2009 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S (510 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 208 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. (302 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 295 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Mercedes-Benz S is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S will offer significantly more control. 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz S (830 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 370 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. (460 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 2009 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CL S
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4964 cc 5513 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 510 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 460 Nm 830 Nm
Torque RPM 2700 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 97 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 87 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 4.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1885 kg 2180 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 3170 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 14.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 90 L


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