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2009 Chevrolet Nubira vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK would be higher. At 2,985 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK (221 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 417 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 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 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 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK. 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, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK (510 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 360 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Chevrolet Nubira 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Chevrolet Mercedes-Benz
Model Nubira CLK
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 2985 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 4200 RPM
Torque 150 Nm 510 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 79 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81.5 mm 94 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 17.5:1
Top Speed 175 km/hour 242 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 11 seconds 8.6 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1313 kg 1730 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 62 L


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