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1970 AMC AMX III vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 AMC AMX III. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 AMC AMX III would be higher. At 6,375 cc (8 cylinders), 1970 AMC AMX III is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 AMC AMX III (341 HP) has 126 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP). In normal driving conditions, 1970 AMC AMX III should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 AMC AMX III. 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.

Compare all specifications:

1970 AMC AMX III 2005 BMW X5
Model AMX III X5
Year Released 1970 2005
Engine Position Middle Front
Engine Size 6375 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 341 HP 215 HP
Engine Bore Size 105.9 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.7 mm 90 mm
Top Speed 257 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2830 mm


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