Sports Sedans Fight: Acura vs Mercedes-Benz

September 30, 2012 at 09:14

Today we have prepared a pretty interesting fight, as we are going to see how two very different sport sedans will be dealing with each other. The fact is that at one corner we have an iconic sport car in its basic sense the new 2012 Acura RL, though at the other corner of our ring we have a luxury German, but in the sports sedan trim, the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Let’s see what these two cars can bring to our entertainment!

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Photo

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Photo

At first let’s look at the price. The basic configuration model of Acura Rl from the year 2012 will cost $48,200. Though the great German, known for its quality, appears to be less expensive, as its price level got only to $34,800. Though the two cars are also very different in terms of engines. New Acura got the 3.7-Liter V6 with 24 valves that is capable of producing 300-horsepower. Great Mercedes cannot boast with such a core, it got the 1.8-Liter I4 engine with 16 valves that produces 201-horsepower. Though in terms of fuel economy, new Mercedes is far more ahead, it offers 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Acura in turn can offer 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

2012 Acura RL Image

2012 Acura RL Image

So in the end, we still think that Acura in these terms is a real sports sedan, and if we are talking about sports it is for sure that it beats the new Mercedes in this sense.