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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL vs. 2010 Ford S-Max

To start off, both 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL and 2010 Ford S-Max were released in the same year (2010). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 5,980 cc (12 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (605 HP) has 477 more horse power than 2010 Ford S-Max. (128 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL should accelerate faster than 2010 Ford S-Max. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL weights approximately 1087 kg more than 2010 Ford S-Max. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 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 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Ford S-Max, 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, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (1,000 Nm) has 680 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Ford S-Max. (320 Nm). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Ford S-Max.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 2010 Ford S-Max
Make Mercedes-Benz Ford
Model SL S-Max
Year Released 2010 2010
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5980 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 3 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 605 HP 128 HP
Torque 1000 Nm 320 Nm
Engine Bore Size 82.6 mm 85.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2830 kg 1743 kg
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase Size 2570 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 16.8 L/100km 6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 70 L


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