2001 Holden Vectra vs. 2010 BMW 323

To start off, 2010 BMW 323 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Holden Vectra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Holden Vectra would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2010 BMW 323 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 BMW 323 (175 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 36 more horse power than 2001 Holden Vectra. (139 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 BMW 323 should accelerate faster than 2001 Holden Vectra.

Because 2010 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 2010 BMW 323. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Holden Vectra, 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, 2010 BMW 323 (230 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 30 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Holden Vectra. (200 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2010 BMW 323 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Holden Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

2001 Holden Vectra 2010 BMW 323
Make Holden BMW
Model Vectra 323
Year Released 2001 2010
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2198 cc 2497 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 139 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4530 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1430 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1820 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2770 mm


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