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2008 BMW 335 vs. 2003 Ford Ka

To start off, 2008 BMW 335 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 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 335 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 335 (300 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 231 more horse power than 2003 Ford Ka. (69 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 335 should accelerate faster than 2003 Ford Ka. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 335 weights approximately 848 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.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear 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, 2008 BMW 335 (407 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 301 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Ford Ka. (106 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 335 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Ford Ka.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 335 2003 Ford Ka
Make BMW Ford
Model 335 Ka
Year Released 2008 2003
Body Type Sedan Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 1299 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 69 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 407 Nm 106 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 209 km/hour 167 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.1 seconds 14.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1810 kg 962 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 3630 mm
Vehicle Width 1820 mm 1650 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.8 L/100km 6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 40 L


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