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2008 BMW 325 vs. 2004 BMW 320

To start off, 2008 BMW 325 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 BMW 320. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 BMW 320 would be higher. At 2,494 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 325 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 325 (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2004 BMW 320. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 2004 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 BMW 320 weights approximately 5 kg more than 2008 BMW 325.

Because 2008 BMW 325 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 BMW 320. 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, 2004 BMW 320 (334 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 89 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 325. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2004 BMW 320 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 2004 BMW 320
Make BMW BMW
Model 325 320
Year Released 2008 2004
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 334 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 17.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 9.2 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 1580 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 Consumption Overall 10 L/100km 6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


 

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