3 Ordinary Cars With Unordinary Engines #1


3. BMW X5 4.8is E53 

The First Generation (E53) of The BMW X5 Was Produced From 1999 to 2006. It was offered with 5 different engine options and they were:

– 3.0L Turbocharged Diesel I6 (2001-2006)

– 3.0L Petrol I6 (2000-2006)

– 4.4L Petrol V8 (2000-2006)

– 4.6L Petrol V8 (2001-2003)

-4.8L Petrol V8 (2004-2006)

In This Post We are going to be talking about the 4.8is. The BMW 4.8is Was Produced From 2004 to 2006. It had a 4.8L Petrol V8 That made 355 PS (350 hp; 265 kW) and did 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 5.8 seconds. What is so special about the BMW X5 4.8is (E53) is that it Was The Fastest SUV In The World, And when I see an X5 I don’t usually think that it does 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds and that it was once the Fastest SUV In The World.

BMW X5 E53 4.8is

2. Seat Toledo V5 

The Second Generation Seat Toledo Was Produced From 1998 to 2005. It was offered with multiple engine options, but the main ones were:

– 1.4L Petrol I4 (1999-2004)

– 1.6L Petrol I4 (1999-2004)

– 1.8L Petrol I4 Either Turbocharged or N/A (1999-2004)

– 1.9L Turbocharged Diesel I4 (1999-2004)

– 2.3 Petrol VR5 (1999-2003)


The most interesting option being the 2.3 VR5, of course we are going to talk about it! There were mainly two versions of the 2.3L Volkswagen VR5: The 2.3L 10 Valve VR5 and The 2.3L 20 Valve VR5. Now this generation is the most interesting of the Toledo because it was offered with an engine with more than 4 cylinders for the first time. The Power Figures for the VR5 were: 110 Kw (150 hp) / 6,000 RPM and 205 Nm / 3,200 RPM (1999-2000) ; 125 Kw (170 hp) / 6,200 RPM and 225 Nm / 3,300 RPM (2000-2003).

1. Lancia Thema 8.32 

The Lancia Thema Was Produced in The 10 year Time Period From 1984 to 1994. It was a Front Wheel Drive executive saloon That had an option for a Ferrari V8… Yes, you read that right A FERRARI V8. But the other engine options were:

– 2.0L Petrol I4 either Turbocharged or N/A (1985-1995)

– 2.5L Turbocharged Diesel I4 (1985-1995)

–  2.8L Petrol V6 (1985-1992)

– 3.0L Petrol V6 (1992-1995)

– 3.0L Petrol V8 Crossplane By Ferrari (Tipo F105L) (1987-1992)


And of Course we’re going to be talking about The Lancia Thema 8.32 By Ferrari. And If you’re confused about what the “8.32” means, well 8-number of cylinders and 32-number of valves. There were two versions of the 8.32, there was a catalysed and a non-catalysed version. The non-catalysed version made: 215 PS (158 kW; 212 hp) at 6750 RPM and 285 Nm (210 lb·ft) at 4500 RPM, while the catalysed version made: 205 PS (151 kW; 202 hp) at 6750 RPM and 263 Nm (194 lb·ft) at 5000 rpm. The non-catalysed version of the 8.32 had a top speed of 240 km/h and the catalysed version had a top speed of 235km/h. They both did 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in ~7 seconds

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