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1957 BMW 600 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 55 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1957 BMW 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1957 BMW 600 would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 162 more horse power than 1957 BMW 600. (20 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1957 BMW 600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 1190 kg more than 1957 BMW 600. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1957 BMW 600 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1957 BMW 600. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 195 more torque (in Nm) than 1957 BMW 600. (38 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1957 BMW 600. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1957 BMW 600 has manual transmission. 1957 BMW 600 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1957 BMW 600 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make BMW Buick
Model 600 LaCrosse
Year Released 1957 2012
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 583 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 2 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 20 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 38 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 550 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 2910 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1410 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 1710 mm 2837 mm


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