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1994 Alfa Romeo 145 vs. 2008 BMW 320

To start off, 2008 BMW 320 is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1994 Alfa Romeo 145. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1994 Alfa Romeo 145 would be higher. At 2,171 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 320 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 320 (168 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 65 more horse power than 1994 Alfa Romeo 145. (103 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 320 should accelerate faster than 1994 Alfa Romeo 145. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 320 weights approximately 330 kg more than 1994 Alfa Romeo 145. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 320 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 2008 BMW 320. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1994 Alfa Romeo 145, 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, 2008 BMW 320 (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 1994 Alfa Romeo 145. (135 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 320 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1994 Alfa Romeo 145.

Compare all specifications:

1994 Alfa Romeo 145 2008 BMW 320
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 145 320
Year Released 1994 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 2171 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 103 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 72 mm
Top Speed 185 km/hour 226 km/hour
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1140 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1720 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 63 L


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