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2008 BMW 325 vs. 1999 BMW 330

To start off, 2008 BMW 325 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 BMW 330. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 BMW 330 would be higher. At 2,977 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 325 (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 1999 BMW 330. (183 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 1999 BMW 330. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1999 BMW 330 weights approximately 45 kg more than 2008 BMW 325.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 1999 BMW 330 (390 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 145 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 325. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1999 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 1999 BMW 330
Model 325 330
Year Released 2008 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 2977 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 183 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 390 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 8.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 1620 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 93 L


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