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2006 BMW M3 vs. 1977 Chevrolet Citation

To start off, 2006 BMW M3 is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 3,244 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 BMW M3 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW M3 weights approximately 505 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2006 BMW M3 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 2006 BMW M3. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, 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.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW M3 1977 Chevrolet Citation
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model M3 Citation
Year Released 2006 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3244 cc 2835 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 338 HP 0 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 1655 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4500 mm 4490 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2670 mm


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