2008 BMW 535 vs. 1970 Holden Torana

To start off, 2008 BMW 535 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 (6 cylinders), 2008 BMW 535 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 BMW 535 (300 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 205 more horse power than 1970 Holden Torana. (95 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 BMW 535 should accelerate faster than 1970 Holden Torana. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 BMW 535 weights approximately 465 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.

Because 2008 BMW 535 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1970 Holden Torana. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 BMW 535 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, 2008 BMW 535 (408 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 245 more torque (in Nm) than 1970 Holden Torana. (163 Nm @ 1600 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 535 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1970 Holden Torana.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 535 1970 Holden Torana
Make BMW Holden
Model 535 Torana
Year Released 2008 1970
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2979 cc 2261 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 300 HP 95 HP
Engine RPM 5800 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 408 Nm 163 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Vehicle Weight 1415 kg 950 kg
Vehicle Length 4860 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1850 mm 1610 mm
Vehicle Height 1490 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2550 mm


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