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2008 BMW 130 vs. 2003 Ford Ka

To start off, 2008 BMW 130 is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Ford Ka. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Ford Ka would be higher. At 2,994 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 130 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 130 (260 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 191 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 130 should accelerate faster than 2003 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 130 weights approximately 413 kg more than 2003 Ford Ka. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 130 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 2008 BMW 130. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 Ford Ka, 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, 2008 BMW 130 (315 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 209 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 130 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 130 2003 Ford Ka
Make BMW Ford
Model 130 Ka
Year Released 2008 2003
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2994 cc 1299 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 69 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 250 km/hour 167 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.1 seconds 14.1 seconds
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1375 kg 962 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 3630 mm
Vehicle Width 1440 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.2 L/100km 6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L 40 L


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