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2010 Mercedes-Benz SL vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (228 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 72 more horse power than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. (156 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL should accelerate faster than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C.

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, 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. (250 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Mercedes-Benz SL 2011 Mercedes-Benz C
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model SL C
Year Released 2010 2011
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 156 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 217 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 9.2 seconds
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type 7-speed shiftable automatic 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4582 mm 4606 mm
Vehicle Height 1298 mm 1459 mm
Wheelbase Size 2560 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


 

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