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2002 Honda Z vs. 2005 BMW Z4

To start off, 2005 BMW Z4 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Honda Z. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Honda Z would be higher. At 2,489 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW Z4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW Z4 (184 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 133 more horse power than 2002 Honda Z. (51 HP @ 7000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 2002 Honda Z. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW Z4 weights approximately 435 kg more than 2002 Honda Z. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Honda Z is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 BMW Z4. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Honda Z will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 BMW Z4 (237 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 177 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Honda Z. (60 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Honda Z.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Honda Z 2005 BMW Z4
Make Honda BMW
Model Z Z4
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Hatchback Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 656 cc 2489 cc
Engine Cylinders 3 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 51 HP 184 HP
Engine RPM 7000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 60 Nm 237 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 66 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 64 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1395 kg
Vehicle Length 3410 mm 4100 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2370 mm 2500 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L 55 L


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