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9 Images That Prove Modern Cars Are Morbidly Obese

You guys loved seeing how big new cars look next to their predecessors, so here's another round of comparison pics!

Remind me later
BMW 1m M3 We recently posted up a series of images of modern cars lined up against their predecessors, highlighting just how much cars have grown over the years. This struck a chord with you guys, and loads of great examples were submitted in the comments section. We've now taken these suggestions and added a few of our own to make this second compilation. Any come as a surprise?

BMW 2002/2-Series

BMW M235i
BMW 2002


Length: 4230mm
Width: 1590mm
Height: 1397mm Weight: 940kg

2-Series


Length: 4432mm
Width: 1774mm
Height: 1418 mm Weight: 1425kg

BMW E30 M3/1M

BMW 1m M3
E30 M3


Length: 4346mm
Width: 1679mm
Height: 1369mm Weight: 1300kg

1M


Length: 4373mm
Width: 1803mm
Height: 1420mm Weight: 1495kg

Datsun 240Z/Nissan 370Z

Nissan 350z 240z
240Z


Length: 4140mm
Width: 1626mm
Height: 1283mm Weight: 1025kg

370Z


Length: 4308mm
Width: 1816mm
Height: 1318mm Weight: 1446kg

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang old v new
First-generation


Length: 4760mm
Width: 1810mm
Height: 1300mm Weight: 1100kg (base model)

Fifth-generation


Length: 4770mm
Width: 1870mm
Height: 1380mm Weight: 1520kg

Lamborghini Countach/Reventon

Lamborghini Murcielago Countach
Countach


Length: 4140mm
Width: 2000mm
Height: 1070mm Weight: 1480kg

Reventon


Length: 4700mm
Width: 2058mm
Height: 1135mm Weight: 1665kg

Mazda MX-5

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First-generation


Length: 3950mm
Width: 1675mm
Height: 1230mm Weight: 940kg

Third-generation


Length: 4000mm
Width: 1720mm
Height: 1240mm Weight: 1110kg

Mercedes 300SEL/S63 AMG W221

Mercedes 300SEL S Class
300SEL (road car specs)


Length: 5000mm
Width: 1810mm
Height: 1415mm Weight: 1780kg

S63 AMG


Length: 5079mm
Width: 1872mm
Height: 1473mm Weight: 2200kg

Nissan Skyline R32/R35 GT-R

Nissan Skylines
R32


Length: 4580mm
Width: 1695mm
Height: 1340mm Weight: 1430kg

R35


Length: 4671mm
Width: 1902mm
Height: 1372mm Weight: 1760kg

VW Scirocco

VW Scirocco
Mk1


Length: 3880mm
Width: 1620mm
Height: 1290mm Weight: 800kg

Mk3


Length: 4256mm
Width: 1810mm
Height: 1404mm Weight: 1271kg

Thanks to Jakob, Spyros, Robert, Novac, Thomas and Vastal for the suggestions!