1953 BMW 501 vs. 2005 Seat Ibiza

To start off, 2005 Seat Ibiza is newer by 52 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 236 kg more than 2005 Seat Ibiza.

Because 1953 BMW 501 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1953 BMW 501. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Seat Ibiza, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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 2005 Seat Ibiza
Make BMW Seat
Model 501 Ibiza
Year Released 1953 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 1390 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 99 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1049 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 3960 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2470 mm


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