1949 Allard J1 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 56 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1949 Allard J1. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1949 Allard J1 would be higher. At 3,622 cc (8 cylinders), 1949 Allard J1 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 130 more horse power than 1949 Allard J1. (85 HP @ 3800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1949 Allard J1. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1150 kg more than 1949 Allard J1. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1949 Allard J1. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 317 more torque (in Nm) than 1949 Allard J1. (203 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1949 Allard J1.

Compare all specifications:

1949 Allard J1 2005 BMW X5
Make Allard BMW
Model J1 X5
Year Released 1949 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3622 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 85 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 3800 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 203 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 77.8 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 95.3 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1020 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 3690 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1480 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2440 mm 2830 mm


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