1953 BMW 501 vs. 2005 BMW 525

To start off, 2005 BMW 525 is newer by 52 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 2,494 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW 525 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW 525 weights approximately 215 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 2005 BMW 525
Make BMW BMW
Model 501 525
Year Released 1953 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 2494 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 191 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2830 mm


 

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