The Ford Mondeo III consumes 17 percent less in the mixed cycle in relation to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio. The difference in the amount of 17 percent is not realy noticeable. However during a longer period of time it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
The Ford burns up 14 % fewer in city traffic in relation to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio. The difference at the level of 1.8 l is not realy noticeable in everyday usage of the ride nonetheless during the period of a few years it can generate a real savings.
With more boot size the Ford Mondeo III Hatchback 1.8 16V 110HP manual will have much more room for transporting things and be more usefull one compared with the BMW. If the size of the boot is important to you, the Ford Mondeo III will be better to buy because it is about 67 percent more spacious than the trunk of its contender.
Width of a car influences on room in the cabin and also stability during driving. The Ford is widther by 56 mm in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual and is not really worth considering. The medium for the „large family cars” segment is approximately 1,764 mm and is by 3 percent larger than the same attribute of the Ford Mondeo III Hatchback.
Ford Mondeo III Hatchback 1.8 16V 110HP manual has 1 % longer wheelbase when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
Maximum load capacity
The Ford Mondeo III Hatchback 1.8 16V 110HP manual is 5 percent longer when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio. Long vehicles have more interior space and in most cases provide plenty of trunk space. While the Ford Mondeo III seems to be better for families or those who value soft, smooth long-distance rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual may appeal to the young as it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
Number of doors
Much more comfortable and practical car is five-door Ford. The 2-door version of BMW does not really have any pluses, apart from sporty look.
Model release date
Given that the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual was introduced only 1 year prior to the Ford Mondeo III Hatchback 1.8 16V 110HP manual, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles is not really big, however, the Ford Mondeo III may have slightly more advanced solutions applied in it.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater possibility of putting massive amount of thinks to it. The difference of 57 millimeters in favor of the Ford is insignificant and does not matter much.