2005 BMW X5 vs. 1973 Nissan Laurel

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan Laurel. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan Laurel 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 97 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Laurel. (118 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Laurel. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 975 kg more than 1973 Nissan Laurel. 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 1973 Nissan Laurel. 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 305 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Laurel. (215 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Laurel.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1973 Nissan Laurel
Make BMW Nissan
Model X5 Laurel
Year Released 2005 1973
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2565 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 215 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1195 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1680 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2680 mm