Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic vs Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual

Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic

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22 reasons for

Mercedes R-Class, model available from 2005 to 2012.
It has 3.0 231HP ic petrol engine produced from 2005 to 2010.
Drive on the rear axle has automatic, 7 speed gearbox.

12 reasons for

Citroen C8, model available from 2002.
It has 2.0 i 16V 138HP petrol engine produced from 2002.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual
Mercedes

22 reasons for Mercedes Klasa R 3.0 231KM automat in comparison to Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual

Reasons for
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Maximal power

231 > 138 hp
The horsepower is a parameter that most of drivers take into account at first when buying a car. In this case it is the Mercedes R-Class which has by 67 percent more horsepower when compared to the Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual. As a result the Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic can reach higher maximum speed. Having more horsepower the Mercedes R-Class will also provide better flexiblility in specific gears.
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

9.7 > 12.2 s
The Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual speeds up relatively slower compared with the Mercedes. The difference in the amount of 21 % is not really significant and it should not be strongly taken by you into consideration for choosing one of compared cars.
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Top speed

222 > 185 km/h
The maximum speed possible to be reached by the Mercedes R-Class is higher in comparison to this of the Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual which allows to travel the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 20 percent is not big and is not realy noticable in everyday driving.
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Width

1,922 > 1,849 mm
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Mercedes R-Class is 4 percent wider when compared to the Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual. It is often clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
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Fuel tank

81 > 79 l
The winner of this comparison in the aspect of fuel tank size is Mercedes that can carry by 2 liters more gasoline than the Citroen.
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Wheelbase

2,987 > 2,831 mm
Mercedes R-Class has 156 millimeters longer wheelbase in relation to the Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
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Cylinders

6 > 4
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Number of gears

7 > 5 gears
The Mercedes R-Class have a higher speed count compared to the Citroen C8 which means that Mercedes would have better acceleration and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is not big and if you are not drag racing at a timed event you would not notice the difference.
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Engine capacity

2,996 > 1,998 cc
The Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic has 50 % greater engine size in comparison to the Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual. The difference is relatively large. For this reason the Mercedes R-Class should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand larger cubic capacity results in worst fuel efficiency.
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Length

4,917 > 4,721 mm
The Mercedes R-Class is 196 millimeters longer when compared to the Citroen C8. Long cars more of passenger space and also provide plenty of trunk space. While the Mercedes R-Class seems to be better for families or persons who value convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Citroen C8 may be more appropriate to singles as it will not make troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
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Rear track

1,656 > 1,551 mm
4

Cylinder layout

V-type > inline
A V engine is a better construction of a In-line engine which as far as we are concerned is {a better one. Engine of V layout put in a vehicle the Mercedes gives more torque at lower RPM ranges due to the power stroke coming from 2 sides of the crankshaft. This type of engime may contain more cylinders without a need of much extending its dimensions. A Smooth engine work and thrilling sound is to driving fans certainly to a V engine’s advantage.
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Price range

luxury > popular
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Model release date

2005 > 2002
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented cars is only 3 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a staggering pace and for that reason the Mercedes R-Class may have more advanced technologies.
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Tire width

255 > 205 mm
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Transmission

automatic > manual
Automatic transmission which is in the Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic in spite of having a few minuses offers much more better comfort of driving. After a long ride especially in the city the driver is more relaxed. Also automatic puts less strain on the engine thanks to the factory settings of changing gears in specific revs range.
0

Front track

1,664 > 1,572 mm
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Front overhang

921 > 1,011 mm
0

Valves

24 > 16
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Tire diameter

18 > 15 ″
0

Tire profile

55 > 65 %
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Curb weight

2,176 > 1,642 kg

Citroen

12 reasons for Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138KM manual in comparison to Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic

Reasons for
112

Average consumption

9.2 > 11.1 l
The Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual consumes 17 percent fewer fuel in the combined cycle in relation to the Mercedes R-Class. The Citroen, being palced in „van” class burns up by 0.5 l more amount of fuel than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle is 8.7 l.
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Urban consumption

12.5 > 15.2 l
The Citroen consumes of 2.7 l fuel less while driving inside city compared to the Mercedes R-Class. The Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual, which is classified in van segment, burns up of 1 liter per 100 km more than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “van” class is 11.5 l of fuel for every 100 km.
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Trunk capacity

227 > 212 l
If you are looking for a car for long journeys, which could hold more things in the boot , decide to buy the Citroen C8. The Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic is equiped with by 15 l smaller luggage compartment compared with the Mercedes R-Class so probably in this case you would be able to load one small parcel less. Examining the luggage compartment check its width length and height which have notable impact on loading capability .
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Trunk capacity with seats down

2,949 > 1,951 l
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Range

879 > 721 km
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Urban range

650 > 526 km
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Height

1,752 > 1,660 mm
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk thinks of big dimensions, the Citroen C8, which is by 6 % higher than the Mercedes R-Class, is appropriate pick for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much perceptible.
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Number of seats

7 > 5
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Rear doors height

994 > 770 mm
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Sill height

612 > 692 mm
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Width with outside mirrors

2,190 > 2,166 mm
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Rear overhang

892 > 1,020 mm

Cars specifications

Mercedes R-Class 3.0 231HP automatic Citroen C8 2.0 i 16V 138HP manual
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2005 2002
    Facelifting no no
    Class van van
    Payload - 2,385 kg
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