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2009 BMW M3 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2009 BMW M3 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Honda Accord. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Honda Accord would be higher. At 3,999 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 BMW M3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW M3 (414 HP @ 8300 RPM) has 276 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW M3 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 120 kg more than 2009 BMW M3.

Because 2009 BMW M3 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 M3. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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 M3 (400 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 53 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 BMW M3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2009 BMW M3 has manual transmission. 2009 BMW M3 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW M3 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model M3 Accord
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3999 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 414 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 8300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3900 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 12.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 245 km/hour 195 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.6 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1525 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4620 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1420 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.9 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


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