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2006 BMW 645 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 BMW 645. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 BMW 645 would be higher. At 4,398 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 BMW 645 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 BMW 645 (328 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 146 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW 645 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW 645 weights approximately 70 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 2006 BMW 645 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 2006 BMW 645. 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, 2006 BMW 645 (450 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 217 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2006 BMW 645 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW 645 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make BMW Buick
Model 645 LaCrosse
Year Released 2006 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4398 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 328 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6100 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline 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 1810 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2790 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 59 L


 

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