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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1985 Nissan Leopard

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Nissan Leopard. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Nissan Leopard 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 118 more horse power than 1985 Nissan Leopard. (97 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1985 Nissan Leopard. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1065 kg more than 1985 Nissan Leopard. 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 1985 Nissan Leopard. 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 373 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Nissan Leopard. (147 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Nissan Leopard. 1985 Nissan Leopard 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. 1985 Nissan Leopard will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1985 Nissan Leopard
Make BMW Nissan
Model X5 Leopard
Year Released 2005 1985
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1769 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 97 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 147 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4640 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2630 mm


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