2011 Honda CR-V vs. 2012 Alpina B7

To start off, 2012 Alpina B7 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2011 Honda CR-V. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2011 Honda CR-V would be higher. At 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Alpina B7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Alpina B7 (500 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 320 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Alpina B7 should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Alpina B7 weights approximately 649 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 Alpina B7 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Alpina B7 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, 2012 Alpina B7 (699 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 481 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2012 Alpina B7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Honda CR-V 2012 Alpina B7
Make Honda Alpina
Model CR-V B7
Year Released 2011 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 4400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 180 HP 500 HP
Engine RPM 6800 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 699 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1556 kg 2205 kg
Vehicle Length 4554 mm 5225 mm
Vehicle Width 1819 mm 1902 mm
Vehicle Height 1679 mm 1494 mm
Wheelbase Size 2619 mm 3211 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.4 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.2 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 82 L


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