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1975 Toyota Corona vs. 2007 BMW 318

To start off, 2007 BMW 318 is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Toyota Corona. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Toyota Corona would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 BMW 318 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 318 (148 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 64 more horse power than 1975 Toyota Corona. (84 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 318 should accelerate faster than 1975 Toyota Corona. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 318 weights approximately 580 kg more than 1975 Toyota Corona. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2007 BMW 318 (200 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 65 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Toyota Corona. (135 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 318 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Toyota Corona. 2007 BMW 318 has automatic transmission and 1975 Toyota Corona has manual transmission. 1975 Toyota Corona will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 BMW 318 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Toyota Corona 2007 BMW 318
Make Toyota BMW
Model Corona 318
Year Released 1975 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1587 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 84 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 135 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 81 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1000 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4260 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2730 mm


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