2005 BMW X5 vs. 1966 Simca 1000

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1966 Simca 1000. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1966 Simca 1000 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 177 more horse power than 1966 Simca 1000. (38 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1966 Simca 1000. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1420 kg more than 1966 Simca 1000. 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 1966 Simca 1000. 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 461 more torque (in Nm) than 1966 Simca 1000. (59 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1966 Simca 1000.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1966 Simca 1000
Make BMW Simca
Model X5 1000
Year Released 2005 1966
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2926 cc 844 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 38 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 59 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 68 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 65 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 8.2:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 750 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3810 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1500 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2230 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 43 L


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