2005 BMW X5 vs. 2003 BMW 330

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 BMW 330. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 BMW 330 would be higher. At 2,977 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2003 BMW 330. (189 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2003 BMW 330. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 630 kg more than 2003 BMW 330. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 120 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 BMW 330. (400 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 BMW 330.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2003 BMW 330
Model X5 330
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2977 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 189 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.2:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1540 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 63 L


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