1953 BMW 501 vs. 1987 Buick Estate

To start off, 1987 Buick Estate is newer by 34 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1953 BMW 501. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1953 BMW 501 would be higher. At 6,598 cc (8 cylinders), 1987 Buick Estate is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1987 Buick Estate weights approximately 600 kg more than 1953 BMW 501.

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.

Compare all specifications:

1953 BMW 501 1987 Buick Estate
Make BMW Buick
Model 501 Estate
Year Released 1953 1987
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 6598 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 0 HP 182 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1885 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 5510 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2950 mm


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