BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual vs Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP

BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual

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6 reasons for

BMW Z1, model available from 1988 to 1991.
It has 2.5 170HP petrol engine produced from 1988 to 1991.
Drive on the rear axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

4 reasons for

Acura Integra I, model available from 1985 to 1989.
It has 1.6 113HP petrol engine produced from 1985 to 1989.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP

6 reasons for BMW Z1 2.5 170KM manual in comparison to Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

170 > 113 hp
The horsepower is a feature that most of car fans take into account at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the BMW that has by 50 percent more horsepower when compared to the Acura Integra I. As a result the BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual is able to reach higher top speed. Because of more horsepower the BMW Z1 will as well give noticeably more flexiblility in specific speeds.


1,687 > 1,663 mm
Distance between two sides of a car influences on room in the cabin as well as stability on road. The BMW is widther by 1 % in comparison to the Acura and is not really relevant. The average for the „S” class equals to around 1,791 millimeters and is by 104 mm bigger than the width of the BMW Z1.

Rear track

1,473 > 1,438 mm

Model release date

1988 > 1985
Because of the fact that the Acura Integra I's production began only 3 years prior to the BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual, the gap between technology used in both cars shouldn’t be really huge, however, the BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual might have slightly more advanced solutions used in it.

Front track

1,456 > 1,420 mm

End of model sale

1991 > 1989


4 reasons for Acura Integra I 1.6 113KM in comparison to BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual

Reasons for


2,450 > 2,447 mm
Acura Integra I has 3 mm longer wheelbase than the BMW. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also provides more storage space. But, cars having a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.


4,280 > 3,926 mm
The Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP is 9 percent longer in comparison to the BMW Z1. The length of the car is important when it comes to driving comfort and room in the trunk. The Acura very likely will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the Acura will be better driven but the BMW Z1 will be a little easier to park because of shorter length of the body.

Number of doors

3 > 2
An owner of the Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP gets an additional door at the back of a car. It will allow him to load and unload luggage into a trunk in more convenient manner, especialy when it comes to things of big size. Passages of both cars who are to travel in the rear have to get in a car through a front door which requires folding a front seat.


1,347 > 1,277 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater capacity of putting massive amount of thinks to it. The difference at the level of 70 mm to the advantage of the Acura is little and should not be really noticeable.

Cars specifications

BMW Z1 2.5 170HP manual Acura Integra I 1.6 113HP
    Price range luxury luxury
    Model release date 1988 1985
    Facelifting no no
    Class S S
    Payload 1,463 kg -

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