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1995 BMW M5 vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 17 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 BMW M5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 BMW M5 would be higher. At 3,794 cc (6 cylinders), 1995 BMW M5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1995 BMW M5 (335 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 153 more horse power than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (182 HP @ 6700 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1995 BMW M5 should accelerate faster than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 15 kg more than 1995 BMW M5.

Because 1995 BMW M5 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 1995 BMW M5. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, 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, 1995 BMW M5 (400 Nm @ 4750 RPM) has 167 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 1995 BMW M5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Buick LaCrosse. 2012 Buick LaCrosse has automatic transmission and 1995 BMW M5 has manual transmission. 1995 BMW M5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2012 Buick LaCrosse will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1995 BMW M5 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make BMW Buick
Model M5 LaCrosse
Year Released 1995 2012
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3794 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 5 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 335 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4750 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1725 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1760 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2837 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L 59 L


 

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