1953 BMW 501 vs. 1977 Ford Capri

To start off, 1977 Ford Capri is newer by 24 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 1,969 cc (6 cylinders), 1953 BMW 501 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1953 BMW 501 weights approximately 275 kg more than 1977 Ford Capri.

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 1977 Ford Capri
Make BMW Ford
Model 501 Capri
Year Released 1953 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 1298 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 49 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1010 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2570 mm


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