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2008 BMW 325 vs. 2008 BMW M3

To start off, both 2008 BMW 325 and 2008 BMW M3 were released in the same year (2008). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,246 cc (8 cylinders), 2008 BMW M3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW M3 (339 HP @ 4900 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 2008 BMW 325. (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW M3 should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 325. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 325 weights approximately 5 kg more than 2008 BMW M3.

Because 2008 BMW 325 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 BMW M3. 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, 2008 BMW M3 (365 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 120 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 325. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2008 BMW M3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 2008 BMW M3
Model 325 M3
Year Released 2008 2008
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 3246 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 339 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4900 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 365 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4900 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 11.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Top Speed 234 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 5.2 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 1570 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4500 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10 L/100km 11.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


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