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2009 Tata Indica vs. 2007 BMW 523

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2007 BMW 523. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2007 BMW 523 would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 523 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 523 (175 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 523 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 523 weights approximately 560 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2007 BMW 523 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 2007 BMW 523. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, 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, 2007 BMW 523 (230 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 115 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 523 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2007 BMW 523 has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 BMW 523 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 2007 BMW 523
Make Tata BMW
Model Indica 523
Year Released 2009 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 78.8 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 82 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1565 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.9 L/100km 8.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 70 L


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