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2012 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2012 BMW 335

To start off, both 2012 Buick LaCrosse and 2012 BMW 335 were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 BMW 335 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW 335 (300 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW 335 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW 335 weights approximately 65 kg more than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 BMW 335 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 335. 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 335 (406 Nm @ 1300 RPM) has 173 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2012 BMW 335 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 2012 BMW 335 has manual transmission. 2012 BMW 335 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2012 Buick LaCrosse 2012 BMW 335
Make Buick BMW
Model LaCrosse 335
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2400 cc 2979 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 182 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 6700 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 233 Nm 406 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 1300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type 6-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1805 kg
Vehicle Length 5001 mm 4624 mm
Vehicle Width 1857 mm 1783 mm
Vehicle Height 1504 mm 1384 mm
Wheelbase Size 2837 mm 2810 mm
Fuel Consumption 6.5 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 9.4 L/100km 12.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 59 L 57 L


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