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BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

52points

Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015) vs Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

Why is BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015) better than Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)?

  • 4.9l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10l/100 kmvs14.9l/100 km
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 2.5l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    7.6l/100 kmvs10.1l/100 km
  • Has Stop-Start system
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
  • 4l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    8.8l/100 kmvs12.8l/100 km

Why is Kia Cadenza Premium (2014) better than BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)?

  • 38hp more horsepower
    293hpvs255hp
  • 13.64% greater cargo volume
    450lvs396l
  • 5mm shorter
    1.48mvs1481mm
  • 1.9m smaller turn radius
    11.1mvs13m
  • 2 more airbags
    8vs6
  • 248mm shorter length
    4.97mvs5214mm
  • 53mm narrower
    1.85mvs1902mm
  • Has front-wheel drive

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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

3. smaller turn radius

13m

11.1m

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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4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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.

5.Has a diesel engine
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn't explode as petrol can.

6.Has air suspension
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

396l

450l

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

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3448l

2. more headroom (front)

1.04m

1.02m

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

1.48m

1.48m

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917mm

4. more headroom (rear)

988mm

960mm

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

3.21m

2.85m

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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6. shorter length

5.21m

4.97m

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

10l/100 km

14.9l/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

2. higher maximum torque

413Nm

346Nm

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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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.6l/100 km

10.1l/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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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

255hp

293hp

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

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5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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 in-car system
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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.

4.Has regenerative braking
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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.

5.USB ports

1

1

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

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2

6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Kia Cadenza Premium (2014)

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

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