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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2005 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, both 2005 BMW X5 and 2005 Volkswagen Passat were released in the same year (2005). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 45 more horse power than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. (170 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 670 kg more than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 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 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 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) has 295 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Volkswagen Passat. (225 Nm). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Volkswagen Passat.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2005 Volkswagen Passat
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 Passat
Year Released 2005 2005
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1786 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 5 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 170 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 225 Nm
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.3:1
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1500 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 62 L


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