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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2005 Alfa Romeo 156

To start off, both 2005 BMW X5 and 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. At 3,179 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 (238 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 23 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 682 kg more than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. 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 231 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. (289 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Alfa Romeo 156. 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 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. 2005 Alfa Romeo 156 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2005 Alfa Romeo 156
Make BMW Alfa Romeo
Model X5 156
Year Released 2005 2005
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3179 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 238 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 289 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 78 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 210 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 6.3 seconds
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 1488 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4310 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1330 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2600 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 12.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 63 L


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