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1982 BMW 328 vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 1986 Ford Escort is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 BMW 328. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 BMW 328 would be higher. At 2,793 cc (6 cylinders), 1982 BMW 328 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 BMW 328 weights approximately 596 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1982 BMW 328 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 1982 BMW 328. 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. Let's talk about torque, 1982 BMW 328 (210 Nm) has 100 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm). This means 1982 BMW 328 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 1982 BMW 328 has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1982 BMW 328 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1982 BMW 328 1986 Ford Escort
Make BMW Ford
Model 328 Escort
Year Released 1982 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2793 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 59 HP
Torque 210 Nm 110 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1506 kg 910 kg
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2520 mm


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