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1980 Austin Allegro vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Austin Allegro. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Austin Allegro would be higher. At 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 171 more horse power than 1980 Austin Allegro. (44 HP @ 5250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1980 Austin Allegro. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1355 kg more than 1980 Austin Allegro. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1980 Austin Allegro. 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 446 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Austin Allegro. (74 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Austin Allegro.

Compare all specifications:

1980 Austin Allegro 2005 BMW X5
Make Austin BMW
Model Allegro X5
Year Released 1980 2005
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1098 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 44 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5250 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 74 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 2900 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 64.6 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.7 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 815 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 3200 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1620 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 L 93 L


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