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2003 Alpina Roadster vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Alpina Roadster. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Alpina Roadster would be higher. At 3,346 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Alpina Roadster is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alpina Roadster (301 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 163 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alpina Roadster should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 19 kg more than 2003 Alpina Roadster.

Because 2003 Alpina Roadster 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 2003 Alpina Roadster. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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, 2003 Alpina Roadster (362 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Honda Accord. (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2003 Alpina Roadster will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Honda Accord. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 2003 Alpina Roadster has manual transmission. 2003 Alpina Roadster will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alpina Roadster 2005 Honda Accord
Make Alpina Honda
Model Roadster Accord
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3346 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 301 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 362 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 16.7:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 5.4 seconds 10.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1626 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.7 L/100km 5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


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