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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1958 BMW 600

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 47 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1958 BMW 600. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1958 BMW 600 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 195 more horse power than 1958 BMW 600. (20 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1958 BMW 600. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1620 kg more than 1958 BMW 600. 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 1958 BMW 600. 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 482 more torque (in Nm) than 1958 BMW 600. (38 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1958 BMW 600.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1958 BMW 600
Model X5 600
Year Released 2005 1958
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2926 cc 583 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 20 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 38 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2800 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 550 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 2910 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1410 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 1710 mm


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