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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado

To start off, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 BMW X5. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 BMW X5 would be higher. At 4,802 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado (285 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 70 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 420 kg more than 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. 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 120 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. (400 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 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. 2006 Chevrolet Silverado will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
Make BMW Chevrolet
Model X5 Silverado
Year Released 2005 2006
Body Type SUV Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 4802 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 285 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 400 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 6 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1750 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5850 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1850 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 13.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 98 L


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