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1957 BMW 502 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 BMW 502. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 BMW 502 would be higher. At 2,579 cc (8 cylinders), 1957 BMW 502 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1957 BMW 502 (100 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1957 BMW 502 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1957 BMW 502 weights approximately 500 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1957 BMW 502 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 1957 BMW 502. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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:

1957 BMW 502 1986 Ford Escort
Make BMW Ford
Model 502 Escort
Year Released 1957 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2579 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 100 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4800 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1410 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 45 L


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