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2008 BMW 525 vs. 2009 Chevrolet Nubira

To start off, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 525. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 525 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 525 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 525 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (108 HP @ 6300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 525 should accelerate faster than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 525 weights approximately 367 kg more than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 525 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 525. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Chevrolet Nubira, 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 525 (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira. (150 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 525 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Chevrolet Nubira.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 525 2009 Chevrolet Nubira
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 525 Nubira
Year Released 2008 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 108 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 150 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 78.8 mm 79 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 81.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.5:1
Top Speed 240 km/hour 175 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.8 seconds 11 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1680 kg 1313 kg
Vehicle Length 4850 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.9 L/100km 8.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 60 L


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