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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1977 Toyota Carina

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 28 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Toyota Carina. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Toyota Carina 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 130 more horse power than 1977 Toyota Carina. (85 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1977 Toyota Carina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1215 kg more than 1977 Toyota Carina. 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 1977 Toyota Carina. 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 390 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Toyota Carina. (130 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Toyota Carina.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1977 Toyota Carina
Make BMW Toyota
Model X5 Carina
Year Released 2005 1977
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1587 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 85 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 85.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 70 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 7.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 955 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4240 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1640 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1350 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2510 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 61 L


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