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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2001 Lexus IS

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Lexus IS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Lexus IS 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 62 more horse power than 2001 Lexus IS. (153 HP @ 6200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2001 Lexus IS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 Lexus IS weights approximately 74 kg more than 2009 BMW 125.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Lexus IS. (195 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Lexus IS.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2001 Lexus IS
Make BMW Lexus
Model 125 IS
Year Released 2009 2001
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1986 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 153 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 195 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 4600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1400 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 70 L


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