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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1989 Lancia Prisma

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 16 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1989 Lancia Prisma. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1989 Lancia Prisma 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 140 more horse power than 1989 Lancia Prisma. (75 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1989 Lancia Prisma. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1220 kg more than 1989 Lancia Prisma. 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 1989 Lancia Prisma. 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 415 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Lancia Prisma. (105 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Lancia Prisma.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1989 Lancia Prisma
Make BMW Lancia
Model X5 Prisma
Year Released 2005 1989
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1301 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 75 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 55.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.1:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2480 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 51 L


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