2009 Mercedes-Benz C vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz A

To start off, both 2009 Mercedes-Benz C and 2009 Mercedes-Benz A were released in the same year (2009). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,148 cc, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (169 HP @ 3800 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. (108 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Mercedes-Benz A weights approximately 1605 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz C.

Because 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 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 2009 Mercedes-Benz C. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz A, 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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz C (400 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 150 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A. (250 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Mercedes-Benz A.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz C 2009 Mercedes-Benz A
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model C A
Year Released 2009 2009
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2148 cc 1991 cc
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 169 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 229 km/hour 181 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.5 seconds 10.8 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1225 kg 2830 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1450 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1780 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2570 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.1 L/100km 5.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 60 L


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