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1991 Audi 80 vs. 2009 BMW 125

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Audi 80. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Audi 80 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 125 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 125 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 100 more horse power than 1991 Audi 80. (115 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 1991 Audi 80. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 86 kg more than 1991 Audi 80. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 BMW 125 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2009 BMW 125. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Audi 80, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2009 BMW 125 (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 82 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Audi 80. (168 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Audi 80.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Audi 80 2009 BMW 125
Make Audi BMW
Model 80 125
Year Released 1991 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1984 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 168 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 3200 RPM 2750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.2:1
Top Speed 190 km/hour 245 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1240 kg 1326 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4370 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2670 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 53 L


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