The Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine burns up 0.9 l less fuel in the combined cycle when compared to the Mercedes C-Class W205 180 156HP manual. The Volkswagen, being classified in „large family cars” class burns up by 3.1 l less fuel than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle amounts to 7.7 l.
Because of 27 percent higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes C-Class W205. This, in turn, produces better acceleration.
The Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual uses of 21 percent diesel less in city traffic than the Mercedes C-Class W205. The Volkswagen Passat B7, as a representative of mid-size segment, uses of 5.2 l of fuel for every 100 km less than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “large family cars” segment is 10.6 l of fuel for every 100 km.
The trunk of the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine is only 18 % bigger than the Mercedes C-Class W205. However, the difference is so little that it would be right to say that both cars have more of less the same boot capacity.
Distance between two sides of a vehicle directly affects room in the cabin and also stability on road. The width of the Volkswagen is larger only by 15 mm in comparison to the Mercedes and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „mid-size” class equals to around 1,764 millimeters and is by 3 % smaller than the same feature of the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine.
The Mercedes C-Class W205 is worst that the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine in the aspect of fuel tank size. The Volkswagen is able to hold by 67 % more fuel in relation to the Mercedes C-Class W205.
The Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine has by 373 cc greater engine capacity in relation to the Mercedes C-Class W205. This may have a little impact on vehicle's performance, as both values are quite simmilar.
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The Volkswagen is 2 % longer in comparison to the Mercedes C-Class W205 180 156HP manual. The length of the car is important in respect of driving comfort and room in the boot. The Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine very likely will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the Volkswagen Passat B7 Limousine 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual will be better driven but the Mercedes will be a little easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater capacity of carrying massive amount of stuff to it. The difference at the level of 27 millimeters to the advantage of the Volkswagen is not big and does not matter much.