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2004 BMW 325 vs. 2007 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2007 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 BMW 325. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 BMW 325 would be higher. At 2,490 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 BMW 325 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Volkswagen Passat (197 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2004 BMW 325. (184 HP @ 7250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Volkswagen Passat should accelerate faster than 2004 BMW 325. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 BMW 325 weights approximately 132 kg more than 2007 Volkswagen Passat.

Let's talk about torque, 2007 Volkswagen Passat (280 Nm) has 43 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 BMW 325. (237 Nm). This means 2007 Volkswagen Passat will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2004 BMW 325 2007 Volkswagen Passat
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model 325 Passat
Year Released 2004 2007
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2490 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 184 HP 197 HP
Engine RPM 7250 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 237 Nm 280 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.3:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1595 kg 1463 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2720 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.1 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


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