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1998 BMW 320 vs. 2001 Toyota Avensis

To start off, 2001 Toyota Avensis is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 BMW 320. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 BMW 320 would be higher. At 2,169 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 BMW 320 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 BMW 320 (170 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 22 more horse power than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 BMW 320 should accelerate faster than 2001 Toyota Avensis. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 BMW 320 weights approximately 40 kg more than 2001 Toyota Avensis. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 BMW 320 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 1998 BMW 320. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Toyota Avensis, 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, 1998 BMW 320 (210 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Toyota Avensis. (192 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 1998 BMW 320 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Toyota Avensis.

Compare all specifications:

1998 BMW 320 2001 Toyota Avensis
Make BMW Toyota
Model 320 Avensis
Year Released 1998 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2169 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 170 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 210 Nm 192 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 72 mm 86 mm
Top Speed 224 km/hour 180 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 9.3 seconds 12.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1500 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4660 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 60 L


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