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2009 BMW 125 vs. 2012 Citroen C5

To start off, 2012 Citroen C5 is newer by 3 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 2,946 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Citroen C5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 125 (215 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 2012 Citroen C5. (208 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 2012 Citroen C5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Citroen C5 weights approximately 510 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, 2012 Citroen C5, 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, 2012 Citroen C5 (290 Nm @ 3750 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 125. (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2012 Citroen C5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 125. 2012 Citroen C5 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. 2012 Citroen C5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 2012 Citroen C5
Make BMW Citroen
Model 125 C5
Year Released 2009 2012
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 2946 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 208 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 250 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.9:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 245 km/hour 222 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.4 seconds 10.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 1836 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1520 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2820 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.1 L/100km 10.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 71 L


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