2005 BMW X5 vs. 1986 BMW 735

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 BMW 735. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 BMW 735 would be higher. At 3,453 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 BMW 735 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 215 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 484 kg more than 1986 BMW 735.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 BMW 735. 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 210 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 BMW 735. (310 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 BMW 735.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1986 BMW 735
Model X5 735
Year Released 2005 1986
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3453 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1686 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2840 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 90 L


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