2007 BMW Z4 vs. 2001 Opel Zafira

To start off, 2007 BMW Z4 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Opel Zafira. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Opel Zafira would be higher. At 3,199 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 BMW Z4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 BMW Z4 (358 HP @ 7900 RPM) has 260 more horse power than 2001 Opel Zafira. (98 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 BMW Z4 should accelerate faster than 2001 Opel Zafira.

Because 2007 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 2007 BMW Z4. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2001 Opel Zafira, 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 BMW Z4 (385 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Opel Zafira. (220 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2007 BMW Z4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Opel Zafira.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW Z4 2001 Opel Zafira
Make BMW Opel
Model Z4 Zafira
Year Released 2007 2001
Body Type Convertible Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3199 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 358 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 7900 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 385 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 4900 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.5:1 18.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4100 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1300 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2500 mm 2700 mm


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