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2012 BMW 525 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, both 2012 BMW 525 and 2012 Buick LaCrosse were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW 525 (217 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW 525 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Because 2012 BMW 525 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 525. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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 525 (450 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 217 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 BMW 525 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse.

Compare all specifications:

2012 BMW 525 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make BMW Buick
Model 525 LaCrosse
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type 8-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4907 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1462 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2968 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 59 L


 

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