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

To start off, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Mercedes-Benz C would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. (161 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Mercedes-Benz C weights approximately 364 kg more than 2009 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, 2009 Mercedes-Benz E (350 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 109 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C. (241 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Mercedes-Benz E 2006 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model E C
Year Released 2009 2006
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 241 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.9 mm 82 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 231 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.9 seconds 9.4 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1690 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Height 1830 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2860 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.7 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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