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2008 BMW 318 vs. 1978 Skoda L

To start off, 2008 BMW 318 is newer by 30 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1978 Skoda L. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1978 Skoda L would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 BMW 318 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 318 (148 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 104 more horse power than 1978 Skoda L. (44 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 318 should accelerate faster than 1978 Skoda L. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 318 weights approximately 570 kg more than 1978 Skoda L. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2008 BMW 318 (201 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 127 more torque (in Nm) than 1978 Skoda L. (74 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 318 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1978 Skoda L.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 318 1978 Skoda L
Make BMW Skoda
Model 318 L
Year Released 2008 1978
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 1995 cc 1046 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 148 HP 44 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 201 Nm 74 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 68.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 72 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1395 kg 825 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4170 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1600 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 38 L


 

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