2005 BMW X5 vs. 1999 Seat Alhambra

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Seat Alhambra. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Seat Alhambra 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 1999 Seat Alhambra. (115 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 1999 Seat Alhambra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 525 kg more than 1999 Seat Alhambra. 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 Seat Alhambra. 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 347 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Seat Alhambra. (173 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Seat Alhambra. 1999 Seat Alhambra has automatic transmission and 2005 BMW X5 has manual transmission. 2005 BMW X5 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1999 Seat Alhambra will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 1999 Seat Alhambra
Make BMW Seat
Model X5 Alhambra
Year Released 2005 1999
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 115 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 173 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 82.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 92.8 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4620 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1740 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 70 L


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