1953 BMW 501 vs. 2004 BMW 320

To start off, 2004 BMW 320 is newer by 51 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 1,993 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 BMW 320 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 BMW 320 weights approximately 395 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 2004 BMW 320
Model 501 320
Year Released 1953 2004
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 148 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2730 mm


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