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1986 Ford Escort vs. 2010 BMW 118

To start off, 2010 BMW 118 is newer by 24 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2010 BMW 118 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 BMW 118 (177 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 BMW 118 should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 BMW 118 weights approximately 485 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2010 BMW 118 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 2010 BMW 118. 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, 2010 BMW 118 (350 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 240 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2010 BMW 118 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Ford Escort 2010 BMW 118
Make Ford BMW
Model Escort 118
Year Released 1986 2010
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1751 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 59 HP 177 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 110 Nm 350 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 910 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 4090 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 1748 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1423 mm
Wheelbase Size 2520 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 51 L


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