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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volkswagen Jetta?

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BMW 3-Series Volkswagen Jetta

8 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

181 bhp vs 103 bhp

vs

43% or 78 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 11.3 sec. 3.7 sec.
More top speed 143 mph vs 118 mph 25 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.33 mpg vs 59 mpg 50% or 19.67 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 5 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 510 liters 2% or 10 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 695 kg vs 690 kg 1% or 5 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1400 kg 13% or 200 kg

3 reasons to buy Volkswagen Jetta

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 68 g/mile vs 95 g/mile 40% or 27 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 68 liters vs 60 liters 12% or 8 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1320 kg vs 1540 kg 17% or 220 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 20% or 399 cm3 more
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs Common rail
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 5 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4644 mm 4% or 180 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 2020 mm 1% or 27 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1482 mm 2% or 26 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2651 mm 9% or 269 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)