The horsepower is a something that most of drivers take into account at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual which has by 41 more horsepower when compared to the Volkswagen. Consequently the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 can reach higher velocity. Because of more horsepower the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual should as well provide seemingly better flexiblility in specific gears.
The BMW 3-Series E90 uses 20 percent fewer fuel in the combined cycle in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan. The BMW 3-Series E90, being palced in „middle” segment consumes by 2.4 l less of fuel than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in this class in the combined cycle is 7.7 l.
Due to 131 newton meters higher torque, the engine of the BMW does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen. This, in turn, have relevant effects on a car's acceleration.
The BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 consumes of 0.7 l fuel fewer while driving inside city in relation to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 1.4 TSI 122HP manual. The BMW, as a representative of D class, consumes of 2.9 l of fuel for every 100 km fewer than the medium level in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “large family cars” segment is 10.6 l of fuel for every 100 km.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 1.4 TSI 122HP manual speeds up relatively slower than the BMW 3-Series E90. The
difference in the amount of
21 % is
not really significant and it should
not be strongly taken by you into
consideration when buying one of these two
The top velocity possible to be reached by the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 is greater in comparison to of the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan by 22 kilometers/hour, which allows the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 to travel quicker large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 22 kilometers per hour is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range as well as a lower value of rotations at which the highest torque is delivered affects an engine’s dynamism and flexibility. Still, in order to eliminate engines drawbacks like e.g. turbo lug, it is worth to see a torque graph.
BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 has 2 % longer wheelbase when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, vehicles having a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 has 604 cubic centimeters larger engine displacement when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan. The difference is considerable. Consequently the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual should accelerate faster and be able to reach higher top speed. On the other hand bigger engine capacity usually means worst fuel efficiency.