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2008 BMW 523 vs. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 523. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 523 would be higher. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 2008 BMW 523. (175 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 523. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado weights approximately 59 kg more than 2008 BMW 523. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 BMW 523. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 523. (230 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 523.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 523 2011 Chevrolet Colorado
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 523 Colorado
Year Released 2008 2011
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 175 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 230 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1549 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.1 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


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