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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 2003 Saab 03-Sep

To start off, 2006 BMW Z4 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Saab 03-Sep. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Saab 03-Sep would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 BMW Z4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (250 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 61 more horse power than 2006 BMW Z4. (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Saab 03-Sep should accelerate faster than 2006 BMW Z4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Saab 03-Sep weights approximately 330 kg more than 2006 BMW Z4. 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, 2003 Saab 03-Sep, 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, 2003 Saab 03-Sep (370 Nm @ 2700 RPM) has 125 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW Z4. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2003 Saab 03-Sep will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW Z4.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 2003 Saab 03-Sep
Make BMW Saab
Model Z4 03-Sep
Year Released 2006 2003
Body Type Convertible Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 370 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 235 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 61 L


 

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