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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 157 more horse power than 2010 Renault Clio. (111 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC should accelerate faster than 2010 Renault Clio. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC weights approximately 1615 kg more than 2010 Renault Clio. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 200 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Renault Clio. (151 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLC will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Renault Clio.

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 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 268 HP 111 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 351 Nm 151 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.9 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 80.5 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Top Speed 250 km/hour 186 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 12.2 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2830 kg 1215 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 3990 mm
Vehicle Width 1730 mm 2030 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.6 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 55 L


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