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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. Both 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS and 2012 Mercedes-Benz E are equipped with a 4,663 cc engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 402 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS weights approximately 54 kg more than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E.

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, both vehicles can yield 600 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

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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 4663 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 402 HP 402 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 600 Nm 600 Nm
Torque RPM 1800 RPM 1600 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 1836 kg
Fuel Consumption 9.4 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 66 L


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