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1969 Volkswagen 181 vs. 2007 BMW 530

To start off, 2007 BMW 530 is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1969 Volkswagen 181. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1969 Volkswagen 181 would be higher. At 2,991 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 530 weights approximately 770 kg more than 1969 Volkswagen 181.

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. 2007 BMW 530 has automatic transmission and 1969 Volkswagen 181 has manual transmission. 1969 Volkswagen 181 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 BMW 530 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1969 Volkswagen 181 2007 BMW 530
Make Volkswagen BMW
Model 181 530
Year Released 1969 2007
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1584 cc 2991 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 215 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 900 kg 1670 kg
Vehicle Length 3790 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2890 mm


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