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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 1997 Peugeot 206

To start off, 2006 BMW Z4 is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Peugeot 206. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Peugeot 206 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 109 more horse power than 1997 Peugeot 206. (80 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 1997 Peugeot 206. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW Z4 weights approximately 365 kg more than 1997 Peugeot 206. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 Peugeot 206, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2006 BMW Z4 (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 134 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Peugeot 206. (111 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2006 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Peugeot 206. 1997 Peugeot 206 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 Peugeot 206 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 1997 Peugeot 206
Make BMW Peugeot
Model Z4 206
Year Released 2006 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 1360 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 80 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 111 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 75 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 77 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 21.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 970 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 3840 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 50 L


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