2002 BMW 318 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 BMW 318. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 BMW 318 would be higher. At 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 67 more horse power than 2002 BMW 318. (148 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2002 BMW 318. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 735 kg more than 2002 BMW 318. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 BMW 318. 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 @ 2000 RPM) has 320 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 BMW 318. (200 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 BMW 318. 2002 BMW 318 has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 BMW 318 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 BMW 318 2005 BMW X5
Model 318 X5
Year Released 2002 2005
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 200 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 3750 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.2:1 18.0:1
Top Speed 214 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.2 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1435 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.3 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 93 L


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