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2005 Opel Astra vs. 2005 Volkswagen Bora

To start off, both 2005 Opel Astra and 2005 Volkswagen Bora were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 1,896 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Volkswagen Bora is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Volkswagen Bora (113 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 16 more horse power than 2005 Opel Astra. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Volkswagen Bora should accelerate faster than 2005 Opel Astra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Volkswagen Bora weights approximately 221 kg more than 2005 Opel Astra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2005 Volkswagen Bora (170 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 28 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Opel Astra. (142 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 Volkswagen Bora will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Opel Astra.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Opel Astra 2005 Volkswagen Bora
Make Opel Volkswagen
Model Astra Bora
Year Released 2005 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 97 HP 113 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 142 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 10.5:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 11.5 seconds 11.4 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1110 kg 1331 kg
Wheelbase Size 2700 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 7.8 L/100km 8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 55 L


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