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2003 Alfa Romeo 166 vs. 2007 BMW 530

To start off, 2007 BMW 530 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 would be higher. At 2,993 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 (217 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2007 BMW 530. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166 should accelerate faster than 2007 BMW 530. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 530 weights approximately 40 kg more than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166.

Because 2007 BMW 530 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 2007 BMW 530. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo 166, 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, 2007 BMW 530 (480 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166. (265 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Alfa Romeo 166.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo 166 2007 BMW 530
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 166 530
Year Released 2003 2007
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2959 cc 2993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 217 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 265 Nm 480 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 17.0:1
Top Speed 236 km/hour 239 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.6 seconds 7.5 seconds
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1590 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1810 mm 1470 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 69 L 70 L


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