2009 BMW 335 vs. 2004 Nissan Altima

To start off, 2009 BMW 335 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Nissan Altima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Nissan Altima would be higher. At 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 335 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 335 (302 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 127 more horse power than 2004 Nissan Altima. (175 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 335 should accelerate faster than 2004 Nissan Altima. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 335 weights approximately 241 kg more than 2004 Nissan Altima. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 BMW 335 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 335. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Nissan Altima, 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 335 (400 Nm) has 156 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Nissan Altima. (244 Nm). This means 2009 BMW 335 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Nissan Altima.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 335 2004 Nissan Altima
Make BMW Nissan
Model 335 Altima
Year Released 2009 2004
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 2505 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 302 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 244 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 89.6 mm 100 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1602 kg 1361 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 10.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.1 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 76 L


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