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2003 Bentley Azure vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Bentley Azure. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Bentley Azure would be higher. At 6,745 cc (8 cylinders), 2003 Bentley Azure is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Bentley Azure (402 HP @ 4200 RPM) has 220 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Bentley Azure should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Bentley Azure weights approximately 710 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Bentley Azure 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 2003 Bentley Azure. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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, 2003 Bentley Azure (750 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 517 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2003 Bentley Azure will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Bentley Azure 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Bentley Buick
Model Azure LaCrosse
Year Released 2003 2012
Body Type Convertible Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6745 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 402 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4200 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 750 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2450 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2970 mm 2837 mm


 

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