1974 BMW 1502 vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1974 BMW 1502 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,261 cc (4 cylinders), 1970 Holden Torana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1970 Holden Torana (95 HP @ 4600 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 1974 BMW 1502. (83 HP @ 5800 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1970 Holden Torana should accelerate faster than 1974 BMW 1502. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1970 Holden Torana weights approximately 20 kg more than 1974 BMW 1502. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 1970 Holden Torana (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 33 more torque (in Nm) than 1974 BMW 1502. (130 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 1970 Holden Torana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1974 BMW 1502.

Compare all specifications:

1974 BMW 1502 1970 Holden Torana
Make BMW Holden
Model 1502 Torana
Year Released 1974 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1574 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 83 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 130 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Vehicle Weight 930 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4240 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1600 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2550 mm


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