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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2004 Vauxhall Astra

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Vauxhall Astra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Vauxhall Astra 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 136 more horse power than 2004 Vauxhall Astra. (79 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2004 Vauxhall Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Vauxhall Astra weights approximately 9 kg more than 2009 BMW 125.

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, 2004 Vauxhall Astra, 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 77 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Vauxhall Astra. (173 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Vauxhall Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2004 Vauxhall Astra
Make BMW Vauxhall
Model 125 Astra
Year Released 2009 2004
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1686 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 173 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2800 RPM
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 1335 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2620 mm


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