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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1992 Buick Century

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1992 Buick Century. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1992 Buick Century 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) has 106 more horse power than 1992 Buick Century. (109 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1992 Buick Century.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1992 Buick Century. 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) has 337 more torque (in Nm) than 1992 Buick Century. (183 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1992 Buick Century. 1992 Buick Century 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. 1992 Buick Century will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1992 Buick Century
Make BMW Buick
Model X5 Century
Year Released 2005 1992
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 109 HP
Torque 520 Nm 183 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4803 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1763 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1364 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2662 mm


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