The horsepower is a something that most of us pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting 320i 170HP automatic that has by 25 horsepower more in comparison to the Chevrolet Malibu V, which makes this vehicle a bit faster. Thanks to more horsepower the BMW 3-Series E90 should also give slightly more flexiblility in specific gears.
The BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting burns up 21 percent fewer fuel in the mixed cycle than the Chevrolet Malibu V. The difference in the amount of 21 percent will be quite significant in day-to-day usage of the vehicle. In the long run it will result in a real savings.
Maximum torque of the BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting 320i 170HP automatic is 1 Nm greater than the Chevrolet Malibu V Hatchback 2.2 145HP automatic. As a result, the BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting will accelerate slightly better and be better for overtaking other cars. Appropriate use of the flexibility of the engine may also cause that the BMW will burn up on average less fuel for every 100 km.
The BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting consumes 0.3 l less in city traffic than the Chevrolet Malibu V. The difference in the amount of 3 percent is not significant in daily use of the car, however, within a few years it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The BMW accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 8.8 s, which is 20 % quicker than the Chevrolet Malibu V Hatchback. However the difference is not as much significant to be taken into account when buying a vehicle.
The Chevrolet has by 53 kilometers/hour smaller maximum velocity compared to the BMW 3-Series E90, as a result of which passing a long route, for example when it is straight and there is no speed limits, will last much longer. The difference may be perceptible during riding on on the road without speed limits to the car of BMW brand advantage.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP at which the highest torque is reached tells us how fast an engine achieves its best performance with growth in rotational speed. The lower rmp or the wider range at which the torque is the highest, the more the engine is flexible and a sensation of acceleration is felt earlier.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting is 1 % wider when compared to the Chevrolet Malibu V Hatchback 2.2 145HP automatic. It is often clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
Number of gears
The BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting 320i 170HP automatic has a one additional
speed than the
Chevrolet Malibu V Hatchback. Generally this
additional gear is a very
tall one thanks to which the previous
speeds can be shorter in order to
allow better performance in the
lower gears. One more speed as well will result in smaller
fuel consumption and CO2 emission.