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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1990 Citroen XM

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 15 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 Citroen XM. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 Citroen XM 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 100 more horse power than 1990 Citroen XM. (115 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1990 Citroen XM. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 890 kg more than 1990 Citroen XM. 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 1990 Citroen XM. 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 346 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 Citroen XM. (174 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 Citroen XM.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1990 Citroen XM
Make BMW Citroen
Model X5 XM
Year Released 2005 1990
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1996 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 174 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 193 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1280 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4720 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2760 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 11.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 66 L


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