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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 1979 Daihatsu Charmant

To start off, 2006 BMW Z4 is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Daihatsu Charmant. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Daihatsu Charmant would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 BMW Z4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 BMW Z4 (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 122 more horse power than 1979 Daihatsu Charmant. (67 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 1979 Daihatsu Charmant. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW Z4 weights approximately 535 kg more than 1979 Daihatsu Charmant. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2006 BMW Z4 (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Daihatsu Charmant. (103 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2006 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Daihatsu Charmant.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 1979 Daihatsu Charmant
Make BMW Daihatsu
Model Z4 Charmant
Year Released 2006 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 189 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 103 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 800 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4120 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1540 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2340 mm


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