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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1980 Renault 4

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Renault 4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Renault 4 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 181 more horse power than 1980 Renault 4. (34 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1980 Renault 4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1475 kg more than 1980 Renault 4. 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 Renault 4. 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 458 more torque (in Nm) than 1980 Renault 4. (62 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1980 Renault 4.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1980 Renault 4
Make BMW Renault
Model X5 4
Year Released 2005 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 955 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 34 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 62 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 695 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1560 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2410 mm


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