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2001 BMW 320 vs. 2005 Ford Focus

To start off, 2005 Ford Focus is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 BMW 320. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 BMW 320 would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2001 BMW 320 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 BMW 320 (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 30 more horse power than 2005 Ford Focus. (118 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 BMW 320 should accelerate faster than 2005 Ford Focus. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 BMW 320 weights approximately 247 kg more than 2005 Ford Focus. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 BMW 320 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 2001 BMW 320. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Ford Focus, 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, 2001 BMW 320 (355 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 195 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Ford Focus. (160 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2001 BMW 320 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Ford Focus.

Compare all specifications:

2001 BMW 320 2005 Ford Focus
Make BMW Ford
Model 320 Focus
Year Released 2001 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1753 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 355 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 80.6 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 17.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.9 seconds 10.6 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 1223 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4300 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 5.5 L/100km 7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 55 L


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