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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1980 Citroen Visa

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Citroen Visa. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Citroen Visa 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 180 more horse power than 1980 Citroen Visa. (35 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1980 Citroen Visa. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1448 kg more than 1980 Citroen Visa. 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 1980 Citroen Visa. 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 469 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Citroen Visa. (51 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Citroen Visa.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1980 Citroen Visa
Make BMW Citroen
Model X5 Visa
Year Released 2005 1980
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 652 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 35 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 51 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 77 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 70 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 124 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 722 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3700 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1540 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 10.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 40 L


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