2003 Alfa Romeo Spider vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider would be higher. At 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider (236 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 21 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 700 kg more than 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider. 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 231 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider. (289 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Alfa Romeo Spider 2005 BMW X5
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model Spider X5
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Roadster SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3179 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 236 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 289 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93.1 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 78 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.5:1 18.0:1
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.3 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1470 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4310 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.2 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 93 L


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