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2008 BMW 325 vs. 1992 BMW 850

To start off, 2008 BMW 325 is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 BMW 850. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 BMW 850 would be higher. At 5,500 cc (12 cylinders), 1992 BMW 850 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 BMW 850 (295 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 106 more horse power than 2008 BMW 325. (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1992 BMW 850 should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 325.

Because 2008 BMW 325 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1992 BMW 850. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 BMW 325 will offer significantly more control. 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, 1992 BMW 850 (447 Nm) has 202 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 325. (245 Nm). This means 1992 BMW 850 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 1992 BMW 850
Make BMW BMW
Model 325 850
Year Released 2008 1992
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 5500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 12 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 189 HP 295 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 447 Nm
Top Speed 234 km/hour 249 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4790 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 90 L


 

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