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2008 BMW 325 vs. 2009 BMW 320

To start off, 2009 BMW 320 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 325. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 325 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 2009 BMW 320. (148 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 325 weights approximately 180 kg more than 2009 BMW 320. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 325 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 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, 2008 BMW 325 (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 320. (200 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 325 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 2009 BMW 320
Make BMW BMW
Model 325 320
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
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 6200 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 234 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 9.3 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1575 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 63 L


 

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