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BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

79points

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

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BMW 528i Sedan (2014) vs Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

Why is BMW 528i Sedan (2014) better than Honda Clarity Electric (2017)?

  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
  • 15.3mm shorter
    1.46mvs1478.3mm
  • Has fully independent suspension
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • 18mm narrower
    1.86mvs1877mm
  • Has air suspension

Why is Honda Clarity Electric (2017) better than BMW 528i Sedan (2014)?

  • 42Nm higher maximum torque
    300Nmvs258Nm
  • 8.13l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    1.87l/100 kmvs10l/100 km
  • 4.62l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    2.28l/100 kmvs6.9l/100 km
  • 2.27% greater cargo volume
    405lvs396l
  • Is an electric car
  • Has regenerative braking
  • 1 more USB ports
    2vs1
  • 0.3m smaller turn radius
    11.7mvs12m

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General info

1.Is an electric car
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

3.Has fully independent suspension
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. smaller turn radius

12m

11.7m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80000km

100000km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited km

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

396l

405l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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3448l

2. more headroom (front)

1.03m

993.1mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.09m

3.height

1.46m

1.48m

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917mm

4. more headroom (rear)

973mm

942.3mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.94m

5. longer wheelbase

2.97m

2.75m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.7m

6. shorter length

4.91m

4.89m

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2.34m

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

258Nm

300Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

2. better fuel economy (city)

10l/100 km

1.87l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

3. better fuel economy (highway)

6.9l/100 km

2.28l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

241hp

161hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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1244hp

5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has regenerative braking
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

4.Has in-car system
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.USB ports

1

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

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