2007 BMW 330 vs. 1979 Mazda 121

To start off, 2007 BMW 330 is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Mazda 121. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Mazda 121 would be higher. At 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW 330 (181 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 91 more horse power than 1979 Mazda 121. (90 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 1979 Mazda 121. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW 330 weights approximately 461 kg more than 1979 Mazda 121. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2007 BMW 330 (390 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Mazda 121. (160 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2007 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Mazda 121.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW 330 1979 Mazda 121
Make BMW Mazda
Model 330 121
Year Released 2007 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 181 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 390 Nm 160 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84.1 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 98 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 8.6:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Vehicle Weight 1595 kg 1134 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2520 mm


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