1999 BMW 323 vs. 2009 Hyundai Entourage
To start off, 2009 Hyundai Entourage is newer by 10 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 3,800 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Entourage is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hyundai Entourage (247 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1999 BMW 323. (170 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hyundai Entourage should accelerate faster 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, 2009 Hyundai Entourage, 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, 2009 Hyundai Entourage (253 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 BMW 323. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 Hyundai Entourage will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 BMW 323. 2009 Hyundai Entourage has automatic transmission and 1999 BMW 323 has manual transmission. 1999 BMW 323 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Hyundai Entourage will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|1999 BMW 323||2009 Hyundai Entourage|
|Engine Size||2494 cc||3800 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Valves per Cylinder||4 valves||4 valves|
|Horse Power||170 HP||247 HP|
|Engine RPM||5500 RPM||6000 RPM|
|Torque||245 Nm||253 Nm|
|Torque RPM||3500 RPM||3500 RPM|
|Engine Compression Ratio||10.5:1||10.4:1|
|Number of Seats||5 seats||7 seats|
|Number of Doors||4 doors||4 doors|
|Vehicle Width||1750 mm||1990 mm|