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2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2011 BMW 525

To start off, both 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and 2011 BMW 525 were released in the same year (2011). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,901 cc (4 cylinders), 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 BMW 525 (217 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. (185 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 BMW 525 should accelerate faster than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 BMW 525 weights approximately 171 kg more than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2011 Chevrolet Colorado is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 BMW 525. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2011 Chevrolet Colorado 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 525 (450 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 192 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. (258 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2011 BMW 525 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Chevrolet Colorado. 2011 BMW 525 has automatic transmission and 2011 Chevrolet Colorado has manual transmission. 2011 Chevrolet Colorado will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2011 BMW 525 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Chevrolet Colorado 2011 BMW 525
Make Chevrolet BMW
Model Colorado 525
Year Released 2011 2011
Body Type Pickup Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2901 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 258 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 3 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1549 kg 1720 kg
Vehicle Length 4890 mm 4899 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1464 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2968 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 10.2 L/100km 4.3 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 13.8 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 72 L 70 L


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