2005 BMW X5 vs. 1984 Rover 3500

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 21 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1984 Rover 3500. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1984 Rover 3500 would be higher. At 3,532 cc (8 cylinders), 1984 Rover 3500 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 28 more horse power than 1984 Rover 3500. (187 HP @ 5280 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1984 Rover 3500. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 739 kg more than 1984 Rover 3500. 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 Rover 3500. 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 222 more torque (in Nm) than 1984 Rover 3500. (298 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1984 Rover 3500. 1984 Rover 3500 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 Rover 3500 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1984 Rover 3500
Make BMW Rover
Model X5 3500
Year Released 2005 1984
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3532 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 187 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5280 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 298 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 88.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 71.1 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.7:1
Top Speed 210 km/hour 210 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1431 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2820 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 66 L


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