1953 BMW 501 vs. 1975 Porsche 924

To start off, 1975 Porsche 924 is newer by 22 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 1,984 cc (4 cylinders), 1975 Porsche 924 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1953 BMW 501 weights approximately 199 kg more than 1975 Porsche 924.

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 1975 Porsche 924
Make BMW Porsche
Model 501 924
Year Released 1953 1975
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 1984 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 125 HP
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1086 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4180 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1270 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2410 mm


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