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1982 BMW 333 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 333. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 BMW 333 would be higher. At 3,300 cc (6 cylinders), 1982 BMW 333 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 BMW 333 weights approximately 355 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort.

Because 1982 BMW 333 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 333. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1982 BMW 333 1986 Ford Escort
Make BMW Ford
Model 333 Escort
Year Released 1982 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3300 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 0 HP 59 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1265 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2520 mm


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