2009 Alpina B7 vs. 2002 Ford Econovan

To start off, 2009 Alpina B7 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Ford Econovan. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Ford Econovan would be higher. At 4,397 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Alpina B7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Alpina B7 (493 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 403 more horse power than 2002 Ford Econovan. (90 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Alpina B7 should accelerate faster than 2002 Ford Econovan. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Alpina B7 weights approximately 695 kg more than 2002 Ford Econovan. 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, 2009 Alpina B7 (700 Nm @ 4250 RPM) has 562 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Ford Econovan. (138 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Alpina B7 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Ford Econovan. 2009 Alpina B7 has automatic transmission and 2002 Ford Econovan has manual transmission. 2002 Ford Econovan will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Alpina B7 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alpina B7 2002 Ford Econovan
Make Alpina Ford
Model B7 Econovan
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Sedan Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4397 cc 1789 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 493 HP 90 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 700 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1990 kg 1295 kg
Vehicle Length 5180 mm 4290 mm
Vehicle Width 1910 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1870 mm
Wheelbase Size 3140 mm 2210 mm


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