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1983 BMW 525 vs. 2005 Ford Mustang

To start off, 2005 Ford Mustang is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1983 BMW 525. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1983 BMW 525 would be higher. At 4,015 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Ford Mustang is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Ford Mustang (202 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 79 more horse power than 1983 BMW 525. (123 HP @ 4250 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Ford Mustang should accelerate faster than 1983 BMW 525. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Ford Mustang weights approximately 247 kg more than 1983 BMW 525. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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, 2005 Ford Mustang (326 Nm) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 1983 BMW 525. (241 Nm). This means 2005 Ford Mustang will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1983 BMW 525.

Compare all specifications:

1983 BMW 525 2005 Ford Mustang
Make BMW Ford
Model 525 Mustang
Year Released 1983 2005
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2693 cc 4015 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 123 HP 202 HP
Engine RPM 4250 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 241 Nm 326 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 81 mm 84 mm
Drive Type Rear Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1250 kg 1497 kg
Vehicle Length 4630 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1890 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 61 L


 

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