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2007 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2008 BMW 320

To start off, 2008 BMW 320 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 would be higher. At 2,387 cc (5 cylinders), 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 (178 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2008 BMW 320. (168 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 weights approximately 145 kg more than 2008 BMW 320. 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, 2007 Alfa Romeo 166, 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, 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 (385 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 175 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 320. (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Alfa Romeo 166 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Alfa Romeo 166 2008 BMW 320
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 166 320
Year Released 2007 2008
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2387 cc 2171 cc
Engine Cylinders 5 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 178 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 385 Nm 210 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 10.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 217 km/hour 226 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.9 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1615 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.5 L/100km 8.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 63 L


 

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