The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan consumes 1.1 l less in the urban cycle than the BMW 3-Series E90. The difference at the level of 1.1 l is not very appreciable in daily usage of the car nonetheless during the period of a few years it would give a real savings.
Maximal torque RPM
The RMP at which the highest torque is delivered shows us how fast an engine reaches its full performance with increase in rotational speed. The lower rmp or the longer range at which the torque is the greatest, the more the engine is flexible and the kick of acceleration should be felt faster.
Width of a car affects room in the cabin as well as stability on road. The width of the Volkswagen Passat B6 is larger by 38 millimeters than the BMW and is not really important. The average for the „mid-size” class equals to approximately 1,764 mm and is by 58 mm larger than the same attribute of the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan that can carry 8 liters more fuel in relation to the BMW 3-Series E90. The average fuel tank size in the large family cars segment, which is represented by the Volkswagen, equals 63 l, whereas in middle segment (represented by the BMW 3-Series E90) it amounts to 63 liters.
Maximum load capacity
The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan is 3 percent longer when compared to the BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting 320i 170HP automatic. Long cars have more interior space and in most cases have bigger trunk. While the Volkswagen seems to be better choice for families or persons who value convenient rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the BMW 3-Series E90 may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not cause troubles with parking and will be more maneuverable.
Number of doors
For people who need a comfortable vehicle the four-door Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 1.4 TSI 122HP manual is much appropriate to opt for. However, for drivers who are in to better styling of the car we recommend to choose the two-door BMW 3-Series E90.
Model release date
Given that the BMW 3-Series E90's production began only 1 year before the Volkswagen Passat B6, the distance in technology used in both vehicles shouldn’t be really huge, however, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 1.4 TSI 122HP manual may have a bit more advanced solutions applied in it.
If you are a tall man or you carry in the trunk stuffs of big size, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan, which is by 79 millimeters higher than the BMW 3-Series E90 Coupe E92 Facelifting, would be better option for you. However, these two vehicles do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much noticeable.