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2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC vs. 2010 Renault Clio

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Renault Clio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Renault Clio would be higher. At 3,498 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC (268 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 208 more horse power than 2010 Renault Clio. (60 HP @ 5250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC should accelerate faster than 2010 Renault Clio.

Because 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC 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 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Renault Clio, 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, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC (351 Nm @ 5000 RPM) has 257 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Renault Clio. (94 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Renault Clio. 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC has automatic transmission and 2010 Renault Clio has manual transmission. 2010 Renault Clio will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC 2010 Renault Clio
Make Mercedes-Benz Renault
Model CLC Clio
Year Released 2011 2010
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3498 cc 1149 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 60 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5250 RPM
Torque 351 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.9 mm 69 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 76.8 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 15 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 3780 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 1420 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 50 L


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