2005 BMW X5 vs. 1986 Nissan 300 ZX

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Nissan 300 ZX would be higher. At 2,960 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Nissan 300 ZX is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. (171 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 710 kg more than 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. 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 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. 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 286 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Nissan 300 ZX. (234 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Nissan 300 ZX.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1986 Nissan 300 ZX
Make BMW Nissan
Model X5 300 ZX
Year Released 2005 1986
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2960 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 234 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1460 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4550 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1730 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1320 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2530 mm


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