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1992 BMW 320 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 BMW 320. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 BMW 320 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 65 more horse power than 1992 BMW 320. (150 HP @ 5900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1992 BMW 320. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 790 kg more than 1992 BMW 320. 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 1992 BMW 320. 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 330 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 BMW 320. (190 Nm @ 4200 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 BMW 320.

Compare all specifications:

1992 BMW 320 2005 BMW X5
Model 320 X5
Year Released 1992 2005
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1990 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 150 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 190 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 4200 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 80 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 66 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1380 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 93 L


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