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2007 BMW 318 vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 BMW 318. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 BMW 318 would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 BMW 318 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 318 (148 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 40 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 318 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 318 weights approximately 267 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 BMW 318 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 318. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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 318 (200 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 318 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 318 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 318 Nubira
Year Released 2007 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 207 km/hour 175 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.3 seconds 11 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.8 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 60 L


 

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