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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Mercedes-Benz C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mercedes-Benz C would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C (228 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 222 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 2007 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2007 Mercedes-Benz C. 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, 2007 Mercedes-Benz C (301 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2007 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Nubira C
Year Released 2009 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 301 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 82.1 mm
Top Speed 175 km/hour 248 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 7.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1535 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 9.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


 

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