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1999 BMW 323 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 BMW 323. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 BMW 323 would be higher. At 2,494 cc (6 cylinders), 1999 BMW 323 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 BMW 323 (170 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 32 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 BMW 323 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 188 kg more than 1999 BMW 323.

Because 1999 BMW 323 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 1999 BMW 323. 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, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 102 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 BMW 323. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 BMW 323.

Compare all specifications:

1999 BMW 323 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model 323 Accord
Year Released 1999 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 170 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 16.7:1
Top Speed 201 km/hour 195 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1457 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


 

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