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2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 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 6,208 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK (475 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 306 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (169 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK weights approximately 530 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, 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK (630 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 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. 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C CLK
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 6208 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 169 HP 475 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 630 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 102.2 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88.3 mm 94.6 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 229 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 4.6 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 1755 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 14.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 62 L


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