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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1991 Ford Fairlane

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1991 Ford Fairlane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1991 Ford Fairlane would be higher. At 3,949 cc (6 cylinders), 1991 Ford Fairlane is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 54 more horse power than 1991 Ford Fairlane. (161 HP @ 4250 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1991 Ford Fairlane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 574 kg more than 1991 Ford Fairlane. 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 1991 Ford Fairlane. 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 209 more torque (in Nm) than 1991 Ford Fairlane. (311 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1991 Ford Fairlane. 1991 Ford Fairlane 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. 1991 Ford Fairlane will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1991 Ford Fairlane
Make BMW Ford
Model X5 Fairlane
Year Released 2005 1991
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3949 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 161 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4250 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 311 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3250 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1596 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5230 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2930 mm


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