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2002 BMW 318 vs. 1950 Peugeot 203

To start off, 2002 BMW 318 is newer by 52 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1950 Peugeot 203. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1950 Peugeot 203 would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 BMW 318 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 BMW 318 (113 HP) has 69 more horse power than 1950 Peugeot 203. (44 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2002 BMW 318 should accelerate faster than 1950 Peugeot 203. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 BMW 318 weights approximately 546 kg more than 1950 Peugeot 203. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2002 BMW 318 (281 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 201 more torque (in Nm) than 1950 Peugeot 203. (80 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 BMW 318 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1950 Peugeot 203.

Compare all specifications:

2002 BMW 318 1950 Peugeot 203
Make BMW Peugeot
Model 318 203
Year Released 2002 1950
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 113 HP 44 HP
Torque 281 Nm 80 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 71 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 924 kg
Vehicle Length 4270 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2590 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 50 L


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