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2009 BMW 125 vs. 1968 Triumph 1300

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1968 Triumph 1300. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1968 Triumph 1300 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 125 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 125 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 155 more horse power than 1968 Triumph 1300. (60 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 1968 Triumph 1300. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 411 kg more than 1968 Triumph 1300. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 BMW 125 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 BMW 125. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1968 Triumph 1300, 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 BMW 125 (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 151 more torque (in Nm) than 1968 Triumph 1300. (99 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1968 Triumph 1300.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 1968 Triumph 1300
Make BMW Triumph
Model 125 1300
Year Released 2009 1968
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1295 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 60 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 99 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 915 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1570 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2460 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 53 L


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