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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1956 Porsche 356

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 49 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1956 Porsche 356. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1956 Porsche 356 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 145 more horse power than 1956 Porsche 356. (70 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1956 Porsche 356. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1420 kg more than 1956 Porsche 356. 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 1956 Porsche 356. 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.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1956 Porsche 356
Make BMW Porsche
Model X5 356
Year Released 2005 1956
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2926 cc 1488 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 70 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 750 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3860 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2110 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 52 L


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