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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1999 BMW Z3

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 BMW Z3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 BMW Z3 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 74 more horse power than 1999 BMW Z3. (141 HP @ 4800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1999 BMW Z3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 540 kg more than 1999 BMW Z3. 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 1999 BMW Z3. 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) has 340 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 BMW Z3. (180 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 BMW Z3.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1999 BMW Z3
Model X5 Z3
Year Released 2005 1999
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1897 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 141 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 180 Nm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 186 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1630 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2450 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 63 L


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