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1976 BMW 3.3 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 BMW 3.3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 BMW 3.3 would be higher. At 3,295 cc (6 cylinders), 1976 BMW 3.3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1976 BMW 3.3 (194 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 56 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1976 BMW 3.3 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 151 kg more than 1976 BMW 3.3.

Because 1976 BMW 3.3 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 1976 BMW 3.3. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 62 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 BMW 3.3. (285 Nm @ 4300 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 BMW 3.3.

Compare all specifications:

1976 BMW 3.3 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model 3.3 Accord
Year Released 1976 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3295 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 194 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 285 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1494 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 78 L 65 L


 

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