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1977 Chevrolet Citation vs. 2012 BMW 550

To start off, 2012 BMW 550 is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Chevrolet Citation. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Chevrolet Citation would be higher. At 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 BMW 550 is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW 550 weights approximately 830 kg more than 1977 Chevrolet Citation.

Because 2012 BMW 550 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 2012 BMW 550. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1977 Chevrolet Citation, 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.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Chevrolet Citation 2012 BMW 550
Make Chevrolet BMW
Model Citation 550
Year Released 1977 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2835 cc 4400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 0 HP 400 HP
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Vehicle Weight 1150 kg 1980 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4899 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1360 mm 1464 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2968 mm


 

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