2005 BMW X5 vs. 2003 Peugeot 407

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Peugeot 407. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Peugeot 407 would be higher. At 2,944 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Peugeot 407 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2003 Peugeot 407. (207 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2003 Peugeot 407. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 530 kg more than 2003 Peugeot 407. 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 2003 Peugeot 407. 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 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2003 Peugeot 407. (290 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2003 Peugeot 407. 2003 Peugeot 407 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. 2003 Peugeot 407 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2003 Peugeot 407
Make BMW Peugeot
Model X5 407
Year Released 2005 2003
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2944 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 207 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 290 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 82.6 mm
Top Speed 210 km/hour 229 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1640 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4770 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1820 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 45 L


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