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1999 BMW 740 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 BMW 740. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 BMW 740 would be higher. At 4,398 cc (8 cylinders), 1999 BMW 740 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1999 BMW 740 (283 HP @ 7750 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1999 BMW 740 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 225 kg more than 1999 BMW 740.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1999 BMW 740. 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) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 BMW 740. (419 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 BMW 740.

Compare all specifications:

1999 BMW 740 2005 BMW X5
Model 740 X5
Year Released 1999 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4398 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 283 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 7750 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 419 Nm 520 Nm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1945 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4990 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1870 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2940 mm 2830 mm


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