2005 BMW X5 vs. 1967 Saab 99

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1967 Saab 99. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1967 Saab 99 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 136 more horse power than 1967 Saab 99. (79 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1967 Saab 99. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1100 kg more than 1967 Saab 99. 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 1967 Saab 99. 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 392 more torque (in Nm) than 1967 Saab 99. (128 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1967 Saab 99.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1967 Saab 99
Make BMW Saab
Model X5 99
Year Released 2005 1967
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1708 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 79 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 128 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 83.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 78 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 156 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4350 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 54 L


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