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1971 Renault 10 vs. 2012 BMW 525

To start off, 2012 BMW 525 is newer by 41 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Renault 10. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Renault 10 would be higher. At 1,995 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 BMW 525 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW 525 (217 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 170 more horse power than 1971 Renault 10. (47 HP @ 4800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW 525 should accelerate faster than 1971 Renault 10.

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. Let's talk about torque, 2012 BMW 525 (450 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 355 more torque (in Nm) than 1971 Renault 10. (95 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2012 BMW 525 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1971 Renault 10.

Compare all specifications:

1971 Renault 10 2012 BMW 525
Make Renault BMW
Model 10 525
Year Released 1971 2012
Engine Position Rear Front
Engine Size 1289 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 47 HP 217 HP
Engine RPM 4800 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 95 Nm 450 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 73 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 77 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4200 mm 4907 mm
Vehicle Width 1530 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1462 mm
Wheelbase Size 2280 mm 2968 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 38 L 70 L


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