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2009 BMW 320 vs. 2005 Saturn L

To start off, 2009 BMW 320 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Saturn L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Saturn L would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Saturn L is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Saturn L (182 HP) has 41 more horse power than 2009 BMW 320. (141 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 320.

Because 2009 BMW 320 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 320. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Saturn L, 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, 2005 Saturn L (258 Nm) has 68 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 320. (190 Nm). This means 2005 Saturn L will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 320 2005 Saturn L
Make BMW Saturn
Model 320 L
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 182 HP
Torque 190 Nm 258 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 12.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4540 mm 4840 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 59 L


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