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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2002 Peugeot 206

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Peugeot 206. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Peugeot 206 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 148 more horse power than 2002 Peugeot 206. (67 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2002 Peugeot 206. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 340 kg more than 2002 Peugeot 206. 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, 2002 Peugeot 206, 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 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Peugeot 206. (160 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Peugeot 206.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2002 Peugeot 206
Make BMW Peugeot
Model 125 206
Year Released 2009 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1357 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 986 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 50 L


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