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1988 BMW 535 vs. 2005 Honda Accord

To start off, 2005 Honda Accord is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 BMW 535. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 BMW 535 would be higher. At 3,430 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 BMW 535 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 BMW 535 (215 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 2005 Honda Accord. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 BMW 535 should accelerate faster than 2005 Honda Accord. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Honda Accord weights approximately 115 kg more than 1988 BMW 535.

Because 1988 BMW 535 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 1988 BMW 535. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Honda Accord, 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. Let's talk about torque, 2005 Honda Accord (347 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 37 more torque (in Nm) than 1988 BMW 535. (310 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 Honda Accord will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1988 BMW 535. 2005 Honda Accord has automatic transmission and 1988 BMW 535 has manual transmission. 1988 BMW 535 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2005 Honda Accord will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1988 BMW 535 2005 Honda Accord
Make BMW Honda
Model 535 Accord
Year Released 1988 2005
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3430 cc 2204 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1530 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4760 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2630 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L 65 L


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