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2011 BMW 535 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado

To start off, 2011 BMW 535 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Chevrolet Colorado would be higher. At 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 BMW 535 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 BMW 535 (300 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 115 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 BMW 535 should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 BMW 535 weights approximately 659 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 BMW 535 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 BMW 535 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2011 BMW 535 (406 Nm @ 1200 RPM) has 148 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 BMW 535 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Colorado. 2011 BMW 535 has automatic transmission and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2010 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 BMW 535 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 BMW 535 2010 Chevrolet Colorado
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model 535 Colorado
Year Released 2011 2010
Body Type Sedan Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 2901 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 185 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 406 Nm 258 Nm
Torque RPM 1200 RPM 2800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type AWD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 3 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1920 kg 1261 kg
Vehicle Length 4905 mm 4890 mm
Vehicle Width 1859 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1463 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2969 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 12.4 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 72 L


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