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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2011 Ford Expedition

To start off, 2011 Ford Expedition 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 5,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2011 Ford Expedition is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Ford Expedition (310 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 95 more horse power than 2009 BMW 125. (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Ford Expedition should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 125. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Ford Expedition weights approximately 1349 kg more than 2009 BMW 125. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2011 Ford Expedition (494 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 125. (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2011 Ford Expedition will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 125. 2011 Ford Expedition has automatic transmission and 2009 BMW 125 has manual transmission. 2009 BMW 125 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 Ford Expedition will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2011 Ford Expedition
Make BMW Ford
Model 125 Expedition
Year Released 2009 2011
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 5400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 310 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 5100 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 494 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Flex Fuel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 2675 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 5621 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 2002 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1974 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 3327 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 127 L


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