1992 BMW 530 vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 1992 BMW 530 is newer by 22 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,997 cc (6 cylinders), 1992 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1992 BMW 530 (215 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 120 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1992 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1992 BMW 530 weights approximately 616 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. 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, 1992 BMW 530 (309 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 146 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 1992 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

1992 BMW 530 1970 Holden Torana
Make BMW Holden
Model 530 Torana
Year Released 1992 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2997 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 309 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1566 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2550 mm


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