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1991 BMW M12 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 BMW M12. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 BMW M12 would be higher. At 4,988 cc (12 cylinders), 1991 BMW M12 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1991 BMW M12 (296 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 158 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1991 BMW M12 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord.

Because 1991 BMW M12 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 1991 BMW M12. 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, 1991 BMW M12 (450 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 103 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 1991 BMW M12 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1991 BMW M12 has manual transmission. 1991 BMW M12 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 BMW M12 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model M12 Accord
Year Released 1991 2005
Body Type Coupe Station Wagon
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 4988 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 296 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4100 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 8.8:1 16.7:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 2000 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1110 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2630 mm


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