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2005 BMW 330 vs. 1992 Vauxhall Carlton

To start off, 2005 BMW 330 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Vauxhall Carlton would be higher. At 2,793 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW 330 (201 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 87 more horse power than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (114 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW 330 weights approximately 380 kg more than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. 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, 2005 BMW 330 (401 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 244 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton. (157 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2005 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Vauxhall Carlton.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW 330 1992 Vauxhall Carlton
Make BMW Vauxhall
Model 330 Carlton
Year Released 2005 1992
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2793 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 201 HP 114 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 401 Nm 157 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1615 kg 1235 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2740 mm


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