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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2007 Mercedes-Benz S

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 S. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Mercedes-Benz S would be higher. At 5,512 cc (12 cylinders), 2007 Mercedes-Benz S is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Mercedes-Benz S (510 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 402 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Mercedes-Benz S should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Mercedes-Benz S weights approximately 867 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 S 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 S. 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 S (830 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 680 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 Mercedes-Benz S will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. 2007 Mercedes-Benz S 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. 2007 Mercedes-Benz S will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2007 Mercedes-Benz S
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Nubira S
Year Released 2009 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 5512 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 108 HP 510 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 830 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 87 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.0:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 4.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 2180 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 5210 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1480 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1880 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 3170 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 14.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 90 L


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