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1998 BMW 325 vs. 2007 Ford Galaxy

To start off, 2007 Ford Galaxy is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 BMW 325. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 BMW 325 would be higher. At 2,498 cc (6 cylinders), 1998 BMW 325 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 BMW 325 (114 HP @ 4800 RPM) has 25 more horse power than 2007 Ford Galaxy. (89 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 BMW 325 should accelerate faster than 2007 Ford Galaxy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Ford Galaxy weights approximately 305 kg more than 1998 BMW 325.

Because 1998 BMW 325 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 325. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Ford Galaxy, 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, 2007 Ford Galaxy (240 Nm @ 1900 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 BMW 325. (220 Nm @ 1900 RPM). This means 2007 Ford Galaxy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

1998 BMW 325 2007 Ford Galaxy
Make BMW Ford
Model 325 Galaxy
Year Released 1998 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2498 cc 1894 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 114 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 220 Nm 240 Nm
Torque RPM 1900 RPM 1900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 22.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1434 kg 1739 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4650 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 70 L


 

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