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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2011 Citroen C1

To start off, 2011 Citroen C1 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 BMW 125. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 BMW 125 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 2011 Citroen C1. (67 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2011 Citroen C1. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 461 kg more than 2011 Citroen C1. 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, 2011 Citroen C1, 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 157 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Citroen C1. (93 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Citroen C1.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2011 Citroen C1
Make BMW Citroen
Model 125 C1
Year Released 2009 2011
Body Type Coupe Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 93 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 245 km/hour 157 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.4 seconds 13.7 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 865 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 3440 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2350 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.1 L/100km 4.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 35 L


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