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2007 BMW 130 vs. 2002 Chrysler Sebring

To start off, 2007 BMW 130 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Chrysler Sebring. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Chrysler Sebring would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 130 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 130 (261 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 112 more horse power than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (149 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 130 should accelerate faster than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Chrysler Sebring weights approximately 72 kg more than 2007 BMW 130.

Because 2007 BMW 130 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 2007 BMW 130. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Chrysler Sebring, 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 BMW 130 (315 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 130 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Chrysler Sebring. 2002 Chrysler Sebring has automatic transmission and 2007 BMW 130 has manual transmission. 2007 BMW 130 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Chrysler Sebring will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 130 2002 Chrysler Sebring
Make BMW Chrysler
Model 130 Sebring
Year Released 2007 2002
Body Type Hatchback Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2343 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 261 HP 149 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 87.4 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 101 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 9.4:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 1452 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1440 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 61 L


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