2008 BMW 330 vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2008 BMW 330 is newer by 38 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1970 Holden Torana. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1970 Holden Torana would be higher. At 2,979 cc, 2008 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 330 (228 HP @ 5900 RPM) has 133 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 330 weights approximately 555 kg more than 1970 Holden Torana. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are rear wheel drive (RWD) - it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, both vehicles do the job better than front wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2008 BMW 330 (300 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 137 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 330 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 330 1970 Holden Torana
Make BMW Holden
Model 330 Torana
Year Released 2008 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 2261 cc
Horse Power 228 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5900 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Rear
Vehicle Weight 1505 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2550 mm


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