1991 Acura Legend vs. 2009 BMW 530

To start off, 2009 BMW 530 is newer by 18 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Acura Legend. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Acura Legend would be higher. At 2,991 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 530 (215 HP) has 55 more horse power than 1991 Acura Legend. (160 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 1991 Acura Legend. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 BMW 530 weights approximately 60 kg more than 1991 Acura Legend. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 BMW 530 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 2009 BMW 530. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1991 Acura Legend, 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, 2009 BMW 530 (480 Nm) has 260 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Acura Legend. (220 Nm). This means 2009 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Acura Legend. 2009 BMW 530 has automatic transmission and 1991 Acura Legend has manual transmission. 1991 Acura Legend will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 BMW 530 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1991 Acura Legend 2009 BMW 530
Make Acura BMW
Model Legend 530
Year Released 1991 2009
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2673 cc 2991 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 160 HP 215 HP
Torque 220 Nm 480 Nm
Engine Bore Size 86.9 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 74.9 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 17.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1550 kg 1610 kg
Vehicle Length 4780 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1470 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2890 mm


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