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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1998 Donkervoort D8

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Donkervoort D8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Donkervoort D8 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 77 more horse power than 1998 Donkervoort D8. (138 HP @ 6750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1998 Donkervoort D8. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1516 kg more than 1998 Donkervoort D8. 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 1998 Donkervoort D8. 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 350 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Donkervoort D8. (170 Nm @ 5250 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Donkervoort D8.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1998 Donkervoort D8
Make BMW Donkervoort
Model X5 D8
Year Released 2005 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1796 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6750 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5250 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 654 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3420 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1110 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2310 mm


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