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2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Mercedes-Benz E. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz E would be higher. At 4,965 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E (302 HP @ 3000 RPM) has 133 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (169 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz E weights approximately 500 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 E (460 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. 2006 Mercedes-Benz E 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. 2006 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 2006 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C E
Year Released 2009 2006
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 4965 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 169 HP 302 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 3000 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 460 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 97 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.3 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 229 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 6.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 1725 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4820 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 11.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 80 L


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