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2005 BMW X5 vs. 1999 Renault Megane

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Renault Megane 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 82 more horse power than 1999 Renault Megane. (133 HP @ 5500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1999 Renault Megane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1035 kg more than 1999 Renault Megane. 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 Renault Megane. 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 329 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Renault Megane. (191 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Renault Megane.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1999 Renault Megane
Make BMW Renault
Model X5 Megane
Year Released 2005 1999
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 133 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 191 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4250 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82.7 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1135 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2480 mm


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