1953 BMW 501 vs. 1973 Ford Fairlane

To start off, 1973 Ford Fairlane is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 BMW 501. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 BMW 501 would be higher. At 4,097 cc (6 cylinders), 1973 Ford Fairlane is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1973 Ford Fairlane weights approximately 165 kg more than 1953 BMW 501.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

1953 BMW 501 1973 Ford Fairlane
Make BMW Ford
Model 501 Fairlane
Year Released 1953 1973
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 4097 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 150 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 5060 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1910 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2950 mm


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