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2008 BMW 320 vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 320. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 320 would be higher. At 2,171 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 320 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 320 (168 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 48 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (120 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 320 should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 85 kg more than 2008 BMW 320.

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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (270 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 320. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 320 2009 Mercedes-Benz C
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model 320 C
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2171 cc 2148 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 120 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 88.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.8:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 226 km/hour 202 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 12.2 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1555 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 62 L


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