1958 BMW 503 vs. 2007 Dodge Caliber

To start off, 2007 Dodge Caliber is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 BMW 503. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 BMW 503 would be higher. At 3,168 cc (8 cylinders), 1958 BMW 503 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Dodge Caliber (148 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1958 BMW 503. (138 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber should accelerate faster than 1958 BMW 503. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1958 BMW 503 weights approximately 115 kg more than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Because 1958 BMW 503 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 1958 BMW 503. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Dodge Caliber, 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. Let's talk about torque, 1958 BMW 503 (222 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 52 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Dodge Caliber. (170 Nm @ 5200 RPM). This means 1958 BMW 503 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Dodge Caliber.

Compare all specifications:

1958 BMW 503 2007 Dodge Caliber
Make BMW Dodge
Model 503 Caliber
Year Released 1958 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3168 cc 1798 cc
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 138 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 222 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 5200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 77 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1500 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1540 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 75 L 51 L


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