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2001 BMW Z22 vs. 2007 Mazda 6

To start off, 2007 Mazda 6 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 BMW Z22. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 BMW Z22 would be higher. At 3,169 cc, 2001 BMW Z22 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2001 BMW Z22 (328 HP @ 7400 RPM) has 194 more horse power than 2007 Mazda 6. (134 HP @ 3500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2001 BMW Z22 should accelerate faster than 2007 Mazda 6. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2001 BMW Z22 weights approximately 75 kg more than 2007 Mazda 6. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2001 BMW Z22 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 Z22. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 Mazda 6, 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 Z22 (350 Nm) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2007 Mazda 6. (310 Nm). This means 2001 BMW Z22 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2007 Mazda 6. 2001 BMW Z22 has automatic transmission and 2007 Mazda 6 has manual transmission. 2007 Mazda 6 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2001 BMW Z22 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2001 BMW Z22 2007 Mazda 6
Make BMW Mazda
Model Z22 6
Year Released 2001 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3169 cc 1998 cc
Horse Power 328 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 7400 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 310 Nm
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1615 kg 1540 kg
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 64 L


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