2005 BMW X5 vs. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL

To start off, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 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 4,966 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL (303 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 88 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 285 kg more than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. 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 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. (460 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL. 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL 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 Mercedes-Benz CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2006 Mercedes-Benz CL
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model X5 CL
Year Released 2005 2006
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 4966 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 3 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 303 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 460 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2700 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 97 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 84 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 250 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1885 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2860 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 11.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 88 L


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