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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2004 Volkswagen GTI

To start off, 2005 BMW X5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 Volkswagen GTI. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 Volkswagen GTI 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 35 more horse power than 2004 Volkswagen GTI. (180 HP @ 4200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2004 Volkswagen GTI. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 816 kg more than 2004 Volkswagen GTI. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Let's talk about torque, 2005 BMW X5 (520 Nm) has 285 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 Volkswagen GTI. (235 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 Volkswagen GTI.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2004 Volkswagen GTI
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 GTI
Year Released 2005 2004
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1779 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 235 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.5:1
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1354 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4190 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 55 L


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