2005 BMW X5 vs. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 20 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight would be higher. At 2,966 cc (6 cylinders), 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 107 more horse power than 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. (108 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 710 kg more than 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. 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 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. 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 324 more torque (in Nm) than 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. (196 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. 1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 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 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.
Compare all specifications:
|2005 BMW X5||1985 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight|
|Engine Size||2926 cc||2966 cc|
|Engine Cylinders||6 cylinders||6 cylinders|
|Horse Power||215 HP||108 HP|
|Engine RPM||4000 RPM||4800 RPM|
|Torque||520 Nm||196 Nm|
|Torque RPM||2000 RPM||2400 RPM|
|Vehicle Weight||2170 kg||1460 kg|
|Vehicle Length||4670 mm||5010 mm|
|Vehicle Width||1880 mm||1850 mm|
|Vehicle Height||1720 mm||1410 mm|
|Wheelbase Size||2830 mm||2830 mm|