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2012 BMW X3 vs. 2010 Chevrolet Orlando

To start off, 2012 BMW X3 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Chevrolet Orlando. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Chevrolet Orlando would be higher. At 2,993 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 BMW X3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW X3 (256 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 128 more horse power than 2010 Chevrolet Orlando. (128 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW X3 should accelerate faster than 2010 Chevrolet Orlando. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW X3 weights approximately 210 kg more than 2010 Chevrolet Orlando. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are all wheel drive (AWD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 X3 (560 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 245 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Chevrolet Orlando. (315 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2012 BMW X3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Chevrolet Orlando.

Compare all specifications:

2012 BMW X3 2010 Chevrolet Orlando
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model X3 Orlando
Year Released 2012 2010
Body Type SUV Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 256 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 560 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 209 km/hour 192 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.2 seconds 10.3 seconds
Drive Type AWD AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1875 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4648 mm 4652 mm
Vehicle Width 1881 mm 1836 mm
Vehicle Height 1675 mm 1633 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2760 mm


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