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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
Make BMW Hyundai
Model 323 Entourage
Year Released 1999 2009
Body Type Sedan Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 3800 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
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
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 7 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1990 mm


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