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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 60 more horse power than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. (168 HP @ 3000 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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C (400 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz C will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL.

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 Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2143 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 3000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 250 km/hour 218 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 8.5 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 5 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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