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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 2006 Volvo V70

To start off, both 2006 BMW Z4 and 2006 Volvo V70 were released in the same year (2006). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 2,521 cc (5 cylinders), 2006 Volvo V70 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Volvo V70 (207 HP @ 5000 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2006 BMW Z4. (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Volvo V70 should accelerate faster than 2006 BMW Z4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Volvo V70 weights approximately 274 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, 2006 Volvo V70, 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 Volvo V70 (320 Nm @ 1500 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW Z4. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2006 Volvo V70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW Z4. 2006 Volvo V70 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. 2006 Volvo V70 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 2006 Volvo V70
Make BMW Volvo
Model Z4 V70
Year Released 2006 2006
Body Type Convertible Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 2521 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 235 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 7.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1609 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1810 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9 L/100km 9.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 70 L


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