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2006 BMW 530 vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2006 BMW 530 is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 BMW 530 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 BMW 530 (255 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 BMW 530 should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 BMW 530. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback 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, 2006 BMW 530 (298 Nm @ 2750 RPM) has 74 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2006 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2006 BMW 530 2002 Subaru Outback
Make BMW Subaru
Model 530 Outback
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2999 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 255 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 298 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 64 L


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