1953 BMW 501 vs. 2005 BMW X3

To start off, 2005 BMW X3 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 2,491 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X3 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X3 weights approximately 530 kg more than 1953 BMW 501.

Because 2005 BMW X3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1953 BMW 501. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 BMW X3 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.

Compare all specifications:

1953 BMW 501 2005 BMW X3
Model 501 X3
Year Released 1953 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1969 cc 2491 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 0 HP 184 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1285 kg 1815 kg
Vehicle Length 4740 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1540 mm 1680 mm
Wheelbase Size 2840 mm 2710 mm


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