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What is Better BMW 8-Series or Mercedes-Benz CLK?

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BMW 8-Series Mercedes-Benz CLK

12 reasons to buy BMW 8-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

286 bhp vs 163 bhp

210 kw. vs 122 kw.

43% or 123 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 420 nM vs 240 nM 43% or 180 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7 sec. vs 9.8 sec. 2.8 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 140 mph 15 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.11 mpg vs 32.11 mpg 52% or 11 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 29.69 mpg vs 42.83 mpg 44% or 13.14 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 14.1 mpg vs 22.61 mpg 60% or 8.51 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 90 liters vs 62 liters 31% or 28 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2240 kg vs 2135 kg 5% or 105 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 4 1

6 reasons to buy Mercedes-Benz CLK

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 131 g/mile vs 198 g/mile 51% or 67 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More maximum bearing capacity 470 kg vs 420 kg 11% or 50 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 30 years vs 6 years 80% or 24 years
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1665 kg vs 1895 kg 14% or 230 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 8-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz CLK

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5700 RPM vs 5500 RPM 4% or 200 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4398 cm3 vs 1796 cm3 59% or 2602 cm3 more
Cylinders location V8 vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs With a mechanical supercharger
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4780 mm vs 4638 mm 3% or 142 mm shorter
Width 1885 mm vs 1740 mm 8% or 145 mm wider
Height 1340 mm vs 1413 mm 5% or 73 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2684 mm vs 2715 mm 1% or 31 mm less
Front tires size 235/45R17 vs 205/55R16
Rear tires size 265/40R17 vs 225/50R16
Type of wheels F8JX17 R9JX17 alloy wheels vs 7J/8Jx16" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)