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2004 BMW 318 vs. 1985 Dodge Conquest

To start off, 2004 BMW 318 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Dodge Conquest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Dodge Conquest would be higher. At 2,555 cc (4 cylinders), 1985 Dodge Conquest is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1985 Dodge Conquest (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2004 BMW 318. (141 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1985 Dodge Conquest should accelerate faster than 2004 BMW 318. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 BMW 318 weights approximately 300 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest.

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, 1985 Dodge Conquest (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 51 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 BMW 318. (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 1985 Dodge Conquest will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 BMW 318.

Compare all specifications:

2004 BMW 318 1985 Dodge Conquest
Make BMW Dodge
Model 318 Conquest
Year Released 2004 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2555 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 141 HP 143 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 251 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4410 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2450 mm


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