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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS would be higher. At 2,987 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS (221 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS weights approximately 502 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS 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 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS (510 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 360 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS has automatic transmission and 2009 Chevrolet Nubira has manual transmission. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Nubira CLS
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2987 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 221 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 246 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 7 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1815 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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