91points

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)

24points

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

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BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) vs Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)
91
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24
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Why is BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) better than Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)?

  • Has dual-clutch transmission
  • 430kg lighter
    1.58tvs2010000g
  • 3.6l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    7.1l/100 kmvs10.7l/100 km
  • 0.04Cd lower coefficient of drag
    0.35Cdvs0.39Cd
  • Has rear-wheel drive
  • 0.4l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13.4l/100 kmvs13.8l/100 km
  • 590mm shorter length
    4.24mvs4829mm
  • Has a turbocharged engine

Why is Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014) better than BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)?

  • 49.09% larger fuel tank
    82lvs55l
  • 328mm longer wheelbase
    2.82mvs2496mm
  • 16.67% larger engine size
    3.5lvs3l
  • 15.19x greater cargo volume
    3448lvs227l
  • 1yrs longer drivetrain warranty (years)
    5yrsvs4yrs
  • 2 more airbags
    4vs2
  • 744mm narrower
    1.21mvs1951mm
  • Has height-adjustable seat belts

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General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (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.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (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.

4.Has fully independent suspension
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (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.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

3yrs

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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Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

Unlimited yrs

6. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

4yrs

5yrs

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.

Best

Kia Rondo Platinum (2014)

12yrs

Dimensions

1.weight

1.58t

2.01t

Best

Mitsubishi ASX (2017)

1.32kg

2. shorter length

4.24m

4.83m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

3. longer wheelbase

2.5m

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).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

4. greater cargo volume

227l

3448l

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

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

5.height

1.29m

1.68m

Best

Volvo XC70 (2015)

917mm

6.width

1.95m

1.21m

Best

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

1m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.35Cd

0.39Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (highway)

7.1l/100 km

10.7l/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

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

2. more cylinders

6

6

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

16

3. better fuel economy (city)

13.4l/100 km

13.8l/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

Ferrari 458 Spider (2013)

0l/100 km

4. larger fuel tank

55l

82l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015)

132l

5. more valves

24

24

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

Best

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013)

64

6. larger engine size

3l

3.5l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

Best

SRT Viper (2014)

8.4l

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

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

2.Has smart key as standard
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (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 Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (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.USB ports

1

1

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

Best

Porsche 918 Spyder (2015)

2

5. more airbags

2

4

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

Best

Ford Edge (2017)

14

6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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