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1973 Bitter CD vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Bitter CD. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Bitter CD would be higher. At 5,353 cc (8 cylinders), 1973 Bitter CD is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1973 Bitter CD (226 HP @ 4700 RPM) has 11 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1973 Bitter CD should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 446 kg more than 1973 Bitter CD.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1973 Bitter CD. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 93 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Bitter CD. (427 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Bitter CD. 1973 Bitter CD has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1973 Bitter CD will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Bitter CD 2005 BMW X5
Make Bitter BMW
Model CD X5
Year Released 1973 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5353 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 226 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 4700 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 427 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 101.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82.6 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 209 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1724 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1290 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2690 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 93 L


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