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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2010 Alpina B3

To start off, 2010 Alpina B3 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Ford Explorer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Ford Explorer would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Alpina B3 (355 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 145 more horse power than 2008 Ford Explorer. (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Alpina B3 should accelerate faster than 2008 Ford Explorer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 517 kg more than 2010 Alpina B3.

Because 2010 Alpina B3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Ford Explorer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Alpina B3 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, 2010 Alpina B3 (500 Nm @ 3800 RPM) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Ford Explorer. (344 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2010 Alpina B3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Ford Explorer.

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2008 Ford Explorer 2010 Alpina B3
Make Ford Alpina
Model Explorer B3
Year Released 2008 2010
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 355 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 500 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2730 mm


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