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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, both 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS and 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 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 100 more horse power than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E. (302 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS should accelerate faster than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS weights approximately 129 kg more than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS (600 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E. (370 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 2012 Mercedes-Benz E
Make Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz
Model CLS E
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4663 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 402 HP 302 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 600 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type 7-speed shiftable automatic 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1890 kg 1761 kg
Fuel Consumption Highway 9.4 L/100km 9 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


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