The horsepower is a characteristic that most of drivers look at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the BMW 3-Series F30 Gran Turismo F34 which has by 44 more horsepower when compared to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual. As a result the BMW 3-Series F30 Gran Turismo F34 is able to reach higher velocity. Due to more horsepower the BMW should as well give noticeably more flexiblility in specific speeds.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference at the level of 23 percent suggests that the Volkswagen Passat B7 is the worst car of these two presented. In the „mid-size class, being represented by the Volkswagen Passat B7, the medium acceleration is 9.9 s and is by 0.3 s higher than this of Volkswagen car.
The top velocity possible to be reached by the BMW is higher in comparison to this of the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 29 km/h is not big and is not realy noticable in everyday use.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range and a lower value of rotations at which the maximum torque is produced determines an engine’s dynamism and flexibility. However, to get a whole view on an engine efficiency, it is worth to analyze a torque performance graph.
Width of a car affects the amount of space for passengers and also stability during driving. The BMW is widther by 2 mm than the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual and is not really important. The average for the „mid-size” class amounts to approximately 1,764 millimeters and is by 63 mm smaller than the same attribute of the BMW 3-Series F30 Gran Turismo F34.
The BMW has 207 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack. Thanks to this the BMW 3-Series F30 is safer and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable traveling.
The BMW has by 28 cc larger engine size in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack. This may have a little impact as far as acceleration is concerned, as both figures are quite simmilar.
The BMW is 47 millimeters longer than the Volkswagen. The length of the car plays a role in terms of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The BMW 3-Series F30 very likely will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. Aditionally the BMW 3-Series F30 Gran Turismo F34 will be better driven but the Volkswagen Passat B7 Alltrack 2.0 TDI CR DPF BlueMotion 140HP manual will be a slightly easier to park due to shorter length of the body.
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented cars is only 2 years, however, new technologies for automotive industry are appearing at a dizzying pace what may cause that the BMW 3-Series F30 may have more modern technologies.