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2008 Citroen C2 vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2008 Citroen C2 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (221 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 147 more horse power than 2008 Citroen C2. (74 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2008 Citroen C2. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 794 kg more than 2008 Citroen C2. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 Mercedes-Benz E 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 2005 Mercedes-Benz E. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Citroen C2, 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, 2005 Mercedes-Benz E (315 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 197 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Citroen C2. (118 Nm @ 3300 RPM). This means 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Citroen C2. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E has automatic transmission and 2008 Citroen C2 has manual transmission. 2008 Citroen C2 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Citroen C2 2005 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Citroen Mercedes-Benz
Model C2 E
Year Released 2008 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1358 cc 3199 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 118 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3300 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75 mm 89.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 170 km/hour 233 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 12.2 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 991 kg 1785 kg
Vehicle Length 3670 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2320 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 80 L


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