BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual vs Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual

BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual

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19 reasons for

BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90, model available from 2004 to 2013.
It has 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP diesel engine produced from 2011 to 2011.
Drive on the rear axle has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

8 reasons for

Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan, model available from 2005 to 2011.
It has 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP petrol engine produced from 2005 to 2010.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual
BMW

19 reasons for BMW Seria 3 E90 Limuzyna E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163KM manual in comparison to Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual

Reasons for
135

Maximal power

163 > 140 hp
The horsepower is a characteristic that majority of car fans pay the biggest attention to. In this case, it is the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 that has by 23 horsepower more in relation to the Alfa Romeo, which makes this car slightly better in terms of high speed. Having more horsepower the BMW 3-Series E90 will as well give a bit more flexiblility in specific speeds.
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Average consumption

5.3 > 7.9 l
The fuel economy is considerably to BMW 3-Series E90's advantage. This automobile uses 33 percent fewer fuel in the combined cycle in comparison to the Alfa Romeo. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the combined cycle for the middle segment, in which the BMW is classified, equals to 7.7 l while the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 consumes by 31 % less fuel than the average.
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Maximal torque

341 > 175 Nm
Thanks to 95 percent more torque, the engine of the BMW does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Alfa Romeo. This, in turn, have positive implications for a car's acceleration.
56

Urban consumption

7.7 > 10.2 l
The BMW burns up 25 % fewer fuel while driving inside city in comparison to the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual. The difference at the level of 25 % is quite appreciable in everyday usage of the car. What is more, in a long run it will bring you significant savings. Keep in mind that fuel consumption may change depending on your driving style
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.3 > 10.2 s
The Alfa Romeo is relatively slower compared with the BMW 3-Series E90. The difference in the amount of 1.9 s is quite low and for that reason it should not be substantially taken into consideration when choosing one of presented cars.
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Top speed

225 > 206 km/h
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 is greater as compared to this of the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual which allows to drive the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference at the level of 19 kilometers per hour is small and is not realy noticable in daily use.
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Maximal torque RPM

2,005 > 3,805 revolutions/minute
The RMP where the maximum torque is reached tells us how fast an engine reaches its best output with increase in rmp. The lower rotational speed or the longer range in which the torque has the highest value, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration is felt earlier.
24

Extra-urban consumption

4.4 > 6.2 l
19

Range

1,145 > 909 km
15

Wheelbase

2,768 > 2,700 mm
The wheelbase of a car is the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more appropriate car's weight distribution. BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 has 68 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to Alfa Romeo. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of BMW 3-Series E90 should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
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Urban range

840 > 673 km
11

Extra-urban range

1,400 > 1,148 km
10

Number of gears

6 > 5 gears
The BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual have a higher gear count than the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual which means that BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual would have better acceleration and better fuel economy. But the difference is not big and unless you are drag racing at a timed event you would not even notice the difference.
8

Engine capacity

1,994 > 1,797 cc
The BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 has 11 percent larger engine capacity in comparison to the Alfa Romeo 159. For the reason that the difference is not big, the BMW should accelerate only slightly better, assuming that other paramerters are the same.
3

Price range

luxury > popular
1

Height

1,419 > 1,417 mm
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of large size, the BMW, which is by 2 millimeters higher than the Alfa Romeo 159, would be appropriate choice for you. However, presented cars do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much noticeable.
0

Maximal power RPM

4,000 > 6,500 revolutions/minute
0

End of model sale

2013 > 2011
0

Front overhang

753 > 1,001 mm

Alfa Romeo

8 reasons for Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140KM manual in comparison to BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual

Reasons for
22

Width

1,828 > 1,819 mm
Distance between two sides of a car directly affects interior space for travelers as well as stability while driving. The Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan is widther by 9 mm in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E90 and is not really relevant. The average for the „D” class equals to 1,764 mm and is by 64 mm smaller than the width of the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan.
19

Fuel tank

71 > 62 l
The winner of selected cars in the category of fuel tank capacity is Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual that can carry by 15 percent more petrol in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90.
6

Length

4,660 > 4,520 mm
The Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan is 3 percent longer in comparison to the BMW. Long vehicles are more spacious and also provide bigger trunk. Although the Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan seems to be better option for families or drivers who appreciate comfortable driving, the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 may be more appropriate to women as it will not cause troubles with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
4

Rear track

1,555 > 1,513 mm
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Model release date

2005 > 2004
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented cars is only 1 year, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a fast pace what may cause that the Alfa Romeo may have more modern technologieswhich in a consequence may deliver you more joy of having it.
0

Front track

1,578 > 1,500 mm
0

Rear overhang

960 > 1,004 mm
0

Curb weight

1,426 > 1,405 kg

Cars specifications

BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual Alfa Romeo 159 Sedan 1.8 MPI 16v 140HP manual
    Price range luxury popular
    Model release date 2004 2005
    Facelifting no no
    Code name E90-91-92-93 -
    Class D D
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