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2006 BMW Z4 vs. 2013 Mini Cooper

To start off, 2013 Mini Cooper is newer by 7 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. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW Z4 weights approximately 150 kg more than 2013 Mini Cooper.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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 90 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Mini Cooper. (155 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2006 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Mini Cooper.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW Z4 2013 Mini Cooper
Make BMW Mini
Model Z4 Cooper
Year Released 2006 2013
Body Type Convertible Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 189 HP 0 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 155 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 85 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1335 kg 1185 kg
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 3723 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1892 mm
Vehicle Height 1310 mm 1407 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2467 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 L 50 L


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