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2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision (215 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 46 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (169 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision 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 130 kg more than 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision.

Because 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision will offer significantly more control. 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, 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision (511 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 111 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision has automatic transmission and 2009 Mercedes-Benz C has manual transmission. 2009 Mercedes-Benz C will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 2004 Mercedes-Benz Vision
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C Vision
Year Released 2009 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 3000 cc
Horse Power 169 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 511 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1800 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 1095 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4930 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2970 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 75 L


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