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2003 BMW M3 vs. 2006 Hyundai Terracan

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Terracan is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 BMW M3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 BMW M3 would be higher. At 3,168 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 BMW M3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 BMW M3 (342 HP @ 7900 RPM) has 181 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (161 HP @ 3800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 BMW M3 should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Terracan weights approximately 777 kg more than 2003 BMW M3.

Because 2006 Hyundai Terracan is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 BMW M3. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Terracan 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, 2003 BMW M3 (350 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Terracan. (346 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2003 BMW M3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Terracan.

Compare all specifications:

2003 BMW M3 2006 Hyundai Terracan
Make BMW Hyundai
Model M3 Terracan
Year Released 2003 2006
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3168 cc 2902 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 342 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 7900 RPM 3800 RPM
Torque 350 Nm 346 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 87 mm 97.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91 mm 98 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 259 km/hour 168 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 4.9 seconds 13 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 2162 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1870 mm
Vehicle Height 1370 mm 1800 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.4 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 75 L


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