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BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)

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Lexus ES 350 (2014)

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BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014) vs Lexus ES 350 (2014)

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)

Why is BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014) better than Lexus ES 350 (2014)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 2.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10.7l/100 kmvs13.5l/100 km
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 1.3l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    7.8l/100 kmvs9.1l/100 km
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has regenerative braking
  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • Has in-car system

Why is Lexus ES 350 (2014) better than BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)?

  • 1.52x greater cargo volume
    430lvs283l
  • 31mm shorter
    1.45mvs1481mm
  • 467km longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs80000km
  • 317mm shorter length
    4.89mvs5212mm
  • 32654km longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    112654kmvs80000km
  • 1.3m smaller turn radius
    11.4mvs12.7m
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • 16.67% larger engine size
    3.5lvs3l

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1.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)

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.

2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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.Is a hybrid car
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.

4. longer basic warranty (km)

80000km

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80000km

112654km

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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6. smaller turn radius

12.7m

11.4m

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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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

283l

430l

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

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2. more headroom (front)

988mm

953mm

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

1.45m

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4. more headroom (rear)

1.03m

953mm

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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5. shorter length

5.21m

4.89m

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6. longer wheelbase

3.21m

2.82m

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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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

360Nm

336Nm

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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2. better fuel economy (city)

10.7l/100 km

13.5l/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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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

9.1l/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

359hp

268hp

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

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1244hp

5.Has Stop-Start system
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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 ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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 ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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 ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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 regenerative braking
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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.

4.Has in-car system
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (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.

5.Has Bluetooth
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 (2014)
Lexus ES 350 (2014)

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

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