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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Land Rover Defender?

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BMW 3-Series Land Rover Defender

6 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

181 bhp vs 122 bhp

vs 89 kw.

33% or 59 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 15.80 sec. 8.2 sec.
More top speed 143 mph vs 82 mph 61 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 181 g/mile 91% or 86 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 1540 kg vs 1940 kg 26% or 400 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 12.80 meters 16% or 1.8 meters

4 reasons to buy Land Rover Defender

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 25.99 mpg vs 39.33 mpg 51% or 13.34 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 695 kg 7% or 55 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 3500 kg vs 1600 kg 54% or 1900 kg

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Land Rover Defender

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 2401 cm3 17% or 404 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4639 mm 4% or 185 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1790 mm 13% or 257 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 2030 mm 26% or 522 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2794 mm 4% or 126 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)