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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 2008 Honda Accord

To start off, 2008 Honda Accord is newer by 2 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 36 more horse power than 2008 Honda Accord. (153 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 2008 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Honda Accord weights approximately 58 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, 2008 Honda Accord, 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 55 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Honda Accord. (190 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2006 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Honda Accord. 2008 Honda Accord 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. 2008 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 2008 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model Z4 Accord
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Convertible Sedan
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 153 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 9.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1393 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 65 L


 

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