2008 BMW 330 vs. 2009 Ford Focus

To start off, 2009 Ford Focus is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 330. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 330 would be higher. At 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 330 (228 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 123 more horse power than 2009 Ford Focus. (105 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 2009 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 330 weights approximately 334 kg more than 2009 Ford Focus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 330 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 BMW 330. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Ford Focus, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 330 (300 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Ford Focus. (145 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 330 2009 Ford Focus
Make BMW Ford
Model 330 Focus
Year Released 2008 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 105 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 89.6 mm 83.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.5 seconds 9.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1505 kg 1171 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


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