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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 2007 Skoda Octavia

To start off, 2007 Skoda Octavia is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 BMW Z4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 BMW Z4 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 51 more horse power than 2007 Skoda Octavia. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 2007 Skoda Octavia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Skoda Octavia weights approximately 95 kg more than 2006 BMW Z4.

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, 2007 Skoda Octavia, 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, 2007 Skoda Octavia (320 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW Z4. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Skoda Octavia will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW Z4.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 2007 Skoda Octavia
Make BMW Skoda
Model Z4 Octavia
Year Released 2006 2007
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 1968 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 95.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 235 km/hour 208 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 9.9 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1430 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4580 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9 L/100km 5.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 55 L


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