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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1979 Peugeot 304

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Peugeot 304. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Peugeot 304 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 151 more horse power than 1979 Peugeot 304. (64 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1979 Peugeot 304. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1220 kg more than 1979 Peugeot 304. 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 1979 Peugeot 304. 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 426 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Peugeot 304. (94 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Peugeot 304.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1979 Peugeot 304
Make BMW Peugeot
Model X5 304
Year Released 2005 1979
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1290 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 64 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 94 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 78 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 67.6 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 8.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4020 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 42 L


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