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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2000 Proton Perdana

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Proton Perdana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Proton Perdana 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 80 more horse power than 2000 Proton Perdana. (135 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2000 Proton Perdana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 81 kg more than 2000 Proton Perdana. 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, 2000 Proton Perdana, 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 74 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Proton Perdana. (176 Nm @ 4750 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Proton Perdana.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2000 Proton Perdana
Make BMW Proton
Model 125 Perdana
Year Released 2009 2000
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 135 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 176 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2640 mm


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