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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 1997 Honda EV

To start off, 2006 BMW Z4 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Honda EV. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Honda EV would be higher.

Because 2006 BMW Z4 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 Z4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1997 Honda EV, 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. 1997 Honda EV has automatic transmission and 2006 BMW Z4 has manual transmission. 2006 BMW Z4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1997 Honda EV will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 1997 Honda EV
Make BMW Honda
Model Z4 EV
Year Released 2006 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Horse Power 189 HP 0 HP
Top Speed 235 km/hour 128 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 2 seats


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