The horsepower is a feature that majority of car fans pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan which has by 7 horsepower more in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90, which makes this vehicle a bit better in terms of high speed. Having more horsepower the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual will also provide somewhat more efficiency in specific gears.
Maximum torque of the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual is 9 Nm greater than the BMW. Because of this, the Volkswagen Passat B6 will accelerate slightly swifter and be better to overtake other cars. Appropriate use of the flexibility of the engine will also make that the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual will use on average less fuel per 100 kilometers.
The Volkswagen Passat B6 burns up of 7 % diesel less in the city than the BMW. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan 2.0 TDI-CR DPF 170HP manual, as a representative of large family cars class, uses of 3.4 l/100Km less than the medium level in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “middle” segment equals to 10.6 l/100Km.
Maximal torque RPM
A wider range and a lower value of rotations at which the highest torque is reached has an impact on an engine’s effectiveness and dynamism. However, to get a whole view on an engine efficiency, it is always worth to check a torque graph.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan is 3 mm wider in relation to the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual. It is often clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Volkswagen Passat B6 that can carry 8 liters more fuel than the BMW. The medium fuel container size in the mid-size segment, from which the Volkswagen Passat B6 comes from, is 63 liters, whereas in large family cars class (represented by the BMW 3-Series E90) it equals 63 l.
The Volkswagen is 5 % longer than the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual. The length of the vehicle is important in respect of driving comfort and space in the boot. The Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. At the same time the Volkswagen will be better driven but the BMW will be a slightly easier to park because of shorter length of the body.
Model release date
Given that the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90's production started only 1 year prior to the Volkswagen Passat B6, the gap between technology used in both vehicles shouldn’t be really big, however, the Volkswagen Passat B6 Sedan might feature a bit more modern solutions applied in it.
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk thinks of big size, the Volkswagen Passat B6, which is by 4 percent higher than the BMW 3-Series E90 Limousine E90 320d EfficientDynamics 163HP manual, is appropriate pick for you. However, presented cars do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much noticeable.