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2009 Cadillac STS vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, both 2009 Cadillac STS and 2009 Mercedes-Benz C were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,599 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Cadillac STS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Cadillac STS (302 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 74 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (228 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Cadillac STS 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 1195 kg more than 2009 Cadillac STS.

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 Cadillac STS (369 Nm @ 5200 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (300 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2009 Cadillac STS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Cadillac STS 2009 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Cadillac Mercedes-Benz
Model STS C
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3599 cc 2994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 369 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 5200 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 10.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1635 kg 2830 kg
Vehicle Length 5000 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2960 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Consumption 9.1 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 66 L


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