2005 BMW X5 vs. 1984 Cadillac DeVille

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Cadillac DeVille. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Cadillac DeVille would be higher. At 4,085 cc (8 cylinders), 1984 Cadillac DeVille is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 86 more horse power than 1984 Cadillac DeVille. (129 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1984 Cadillac DeVille. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 630 kg more than 1984 Cadillac DeVille. 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 1984 Cadillac DeVille. 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 249 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Cadillac DeVille. (271 Nm @ 2200 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Cadillac DeVille. 1984 Cadillac DeVille has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1984 Cadillac DeVille will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1984 Cadillac DeVille
Make BMW Cadillac
Model X5 DeVille
Year Released 2005 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 4085 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 215 HP 129 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 271 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 88 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4960 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2820 mm


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