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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1993 Porsche 911

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 12 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1993 Porsche 911. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1993 Porsche 911 would be higher. At 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 1993 Porsche 911 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1993 Porsche 911 (272 HP @ 6100 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1993 Porsche 911 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 750 kg more than 1993 Porsche 911.

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 190 more torque (in Nm) than 1993 Porsche 911. (330 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1993 Porsche 911.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1993 Porsche 911
Make BMW Porsche
Model X5 911
Year Released 2005 1993
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2926 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 272 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 330 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 5000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 100.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 76.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 11.3:1
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1420 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4250 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1310 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2280 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 73 L


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