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2010 Honda Jazz vs. 2012 BMW 530

To start off, 2012 BMW 530 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Honda Jazz. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Honda Jazz would be higher. At 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW 530 (271 HP) has 194 more horse power than 2010 Honda Jazz. (77 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 2010 Honda Jazz.

Because 2012 BMW 530 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 2012 BMW 530. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2010 Honda Jazz, 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 BMW 530 (310 Nm) has 200 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Honda Jazz. (110 Nm). This means 2012 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Honda Jazz. 2012 BMW 530 has automatic transmission and 2010 Honda Jazz has manual transmission. 2010 Honda Jazz will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 BMW 530 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Honda Jazz 2012 BMW 530
Make Honda BMW
Model Jazz 530
Year Released 2010 2012
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1245 cc 2996 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 77 HP 271 HP
Torque 110 Nm 310 Nm
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 80 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 3840 mm 4907 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1462 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2968 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 L 70 L


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