2001 BMW L7 vs. 2006 Opel Signum

To start off, 2006 Opel Signum is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 BMW L7. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 BMW L7 would be higher. At 5,400 cc (12 cylinders), 2001 BMW L7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 BMW L7 (328 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 153 more horse power than 2006 Opel Signum. (175 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 BMW L7 should accelerate faster than 2006 Opel Signum. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Opel Signum weights approximately 120 kg more than 2001 BMW L7.

Because 2001 BMW L7 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 L7. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Opel Signum, 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, 2006 Opel Signum (370 Nm) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 BMW L7. (350 Nm). This means 2006 Opel Signum will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 BMW L7.

Compare all specifications:

2001 BMW L7 2006 Opel Signum
Make BMW Opel
Model L7 Signum
Year Released 2001 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5400 cc 2958 cc
Engine Cylinders 12 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 328 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 7400 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 370 Nm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.5:1
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1670 kg
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 60 L


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