The BMW 3-Series F30 comes with petrol which makes by 59 more horsepower than the the engine of the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan 1.4 TSI BMT 125HP manual, transforming the car to a much more sporty character. It should be better car for drivers who would like to feel thrill of drive a sports car.
Thanks to 36 percent more torque, the engine of the BMW 3-Series F30 distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan. This, in turn, have relevant effects on a car's acceleration.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference at the level of 2.2 s indicates that the Volkswagen Passat B8 is insensibly beaten in this confrontation. In the „middle” class, to which the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan 1.4 TSI BMT 125HP manual is assigned, the average acceleration is 9.9 s and is by 0.2 s slower than acceleration of Volkswagen’s car.
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the BMW is greater as compared to this of the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan which allows to cover the same distance on the highway in shorter period of time. The difference that amounts to 12 % is little and is not realy noticable in everyday driving.
The BMW 3-Series F30 Touring F31 has 1 percent longer wheelbase in relation to Volkswagen Passat B8. Thanks to this the BMW 3-Series F30 is more safe and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase influences on convenient and more comfortable riding.
The engine displacement of the BMW 3-Series F30 is by 43 percent bigger in comparison to the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan. As a result the Volkswagen Passat B8 Sedan 1.4 TSI BMT 125HP manual will be more fuel efficient, but, the engine of the BMW 3-Series F30 Touring F31 320i 184HP manual will be of better performance, running more smoothly and less prone to breaking down.
Number of doors
A 5-door car generally is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and as a result the BMW, where you can open up the boot lid and fold flat the back seats giving more space for cargo, has the edge on the four-door Volkswagen with the hinges for the boot that opens under the rear window.