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2009 BMW 125 vs. 1959 Lancia Appia

To start off, 2009 BMW 125 is newer by 50 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1959 Lancia Appia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1959 Lancia Appia would be higher. At 2,497 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 125 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 125 (215 HP) has 168 more horse power than 1959 Lancia Appia. (47 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 125 should accelerate faster than 1959 Lancia Appia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 125 weights approximately 426 kg more than 1959 Lancia Appia. 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 BMW 125 (250 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 173 more torque (in Nm) than 1959 Lancia Appia. (77 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 BMW 125 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1959 Lancia Appia.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 125 1959 Lancia Appia
Make BMW Lancia
Model 125 Appia
Year Released 2009 1959
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2497 cc 1090 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 47 HP
Torque 250 Nm 77 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1326 kg 900 kg
Vehicle Length 4370 mm 4020 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2520 mm


 

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