2004 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Alfa Romeo 156 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 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 645 kg more than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 220 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156. (300 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Alfa Romeo 156.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Alfa Romeo 156 2005 BMW X5
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 156 X5
Year Released 2004 2005
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1910 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 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.4 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.5:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 200 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.5 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1525 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.8 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 93 L


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