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1985 Dodge Conquest vs. 2012 BMW 535

To start off, 2012 BMW 535 is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Dodge Conquest. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Dodge Conquest would be higher. At 2,979 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 BMW 535 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW 535 (300 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 157 more horse power than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (143 HP @ 5000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW 535 should accelerate faster than 1985 Dodge Conquest. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW 535 weights approximately 565 kg more than 1985 Dodge Conquest. 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, 2012 BMW 535 (406 Nm @ 1300 RPM) has 155 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Dodge Conquest. (251 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2012 BMW 535 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Dodge Conquest.

Compare all specifications:

1985 Dodge Conquest 2012 BMW 535
Make Dodge BMW
Model Conquest 535
Year Released 1985 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2555 cc 2979 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 143 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 251 Nm 406 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 1300 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1280 kg 1845 kg
Vehicle Length 4410 mm 4907 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1464 mm
Wheelbase Size 2450 mm 2968 mm


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