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2000 Bentley Continental vs. 1986 Ford Escort

To start off, 2000 Bentley Continental is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Ford Escort. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Ford Escort would be higher. At 6,750 cc (8 cylinders), 2000 Bentley Continental is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Bentley Continental (380 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 321 more horse power than 1986 Ford Escort. (59 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2000 Bentley Continental should accelerate faster than 1986 Ford Escort. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2000 Bentley Continental weights approximately 1510 kg more than 1986 Ford Escort. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2000 Bentley Continental 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 2000 Bentley Continental. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1986 Ford Escort, 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, 2000 Bentley Continental (717 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 607 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Ford Escort. (110 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2000 Bentley Continental will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Ford Escort. 2000 Bentley Continental has automatic transmission and 1986 Ford Escort has manual transmission. 1986 Ford Escort will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2000 Bentley Continental will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 Bentley Continental 1986 Ford Escort
Make Bentley Ford
Model Continental Escort
Year Released 2000 1986
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6750 cc 1751 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 380 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 717 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 104.1 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 99.1 mm 82 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 270 km/hour 151 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2420 kg 910 kg
Vehicle Length 5410 mm 4090 mm
Vehicle Width 2060 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2970 mm 2520 mm


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