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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, both 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS and 2012 Buick LaCrosse were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 4,663 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS (402 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 220 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS weights approximately 196 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will offer significantly more control. 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, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS (600 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 367 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Mercedes-Benz Buick
Model CLS LaCrosse
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4663 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 402 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 600 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type AWD Front
Transmission Type 7-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1936 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1882 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1417 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2875 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.2 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 15.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 59 L


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