2009 Alpina B7 vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4

To start off, 2012 Toyota RAV4 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Alpina B7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Alpina B7 would be higher. At 4,397 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Alpina B7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Alpina B7 (493 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 314 more horse power than 2012 Toyota RAV4. (179 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Alpina B7 should accelerate faster than 2012 Toyota RAV4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alpina B7 weights approximately 432 kg more than 2012 Toyota RAV4. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Alpina B7 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 2009 Alpina B7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Toyota RAV4, 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, 2009 Alpina B7 (700 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 467 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Toyota RAV4. (233 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Alpina B7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Toyota RAV4.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alpina B7 2012 Toyota RAV4
Make Alpina Toyota
Model B7 RAV4
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4397 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 493 HP 179 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 700 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1558 kg
Vehicle Length 5180 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1854 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1684 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2659 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 88 L 60 L


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