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What is Better BMW 8-Series or Opel Ampera?

Do you want to get to know which car is more efficient: BMW 8-Series or Opel Ampera? When looking at the vehicles, you'll reveal 8 ideas that put BMW 8-Series to first place compared to Opel Ampera. Although Opel Ampera also has many pluses: think about 3 points why it's beating BMW 8-Series. There are key features of BMW 8-Series and Opel Ampera that were taken into account while comparing. You will compare two cars and form your own opinion about models. 8-Series was produced by BMW to outperform competitors on the market. Though Ampera is uneasy to call a worse vehicle, as Opel gave out a lot of efforts in the project. Which of the vehicles in our match would you choose?


BMW 8-Series Opel Ampera

8 reasons to buy BMW 8-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

286 bhp vs 86 bhp

210 kw. vs 62 kw.

70% or 200 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 420 nM vs 130 nM 69% or 290 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7 sec. vs 9.00 sec. 2 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 100 mph 55 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21.11 mpg vs 177.44 mpg 741% or 156.33 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum allowable weight 2240 kg vs 2000 kg 11% or 240 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 420 kg vs 365 kg 13% or 55 kg

3 reasons to buy Opel Ampera

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Less CO2 emissions 25 g/mile vs 198 g/mile 692% or 173 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 1635 kg vs 1895 kg 16% or 260 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 8-Series vs. Opel Ampera

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5700 RPM vs 4800 RPM 16% or 900 more rpms.
Engine capacity 4398 cm3 vs 1398 cm3 68% or 3000 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Length 4780 mm vs 4498 mm 6% or 282 mm shorter
Width 1885 mm vs 1798 mm 5% or 87 mm wider
Height 1340 mm vs 1439 mm 7% or 99 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2684 mm vs 2685 mm 0% or 1 mm less
Front tires size 235/45R17 vs 215/55R17
Rear tires size 265/40R17 vs 215/55R17
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)