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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2008 Fiat Palio

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Fiat Palio. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Fiat Palio would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 125 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 256 kg more than 2008 Fiat Palio.

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, 2008 Fiat Palio, 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 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Fiat Palio. (135 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Fiat Palio.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2008 Fiat Palio
Make BMW Fiat
Model 125 Palio
Year Released 2009 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1697 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 0 HP
Torque 250 Nm 135 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 20.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.4 seconds 16 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 3830 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2380 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.1 L/100km 6.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 47 L


 

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