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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2006 Volkswagen Polo

To start off, 2006 Volkswagen Polo 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 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 67 more horse power than 2006 Volkswagen Polo. (148 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2006 Volkswagen Polo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1006 kg more than 2006 Volkswagen Polo. 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 2006 Volkswagen Polo. 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 300 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Volkswagen Polo. (220 Nm @ 1950 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Volkswagen Polo.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2006 Volkswagen Polo
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 Polo
Year Released 2005 2006
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 148 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 220 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1950 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 81 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86.4 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 9.5:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 210 km/hour 216 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 8.2 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1164 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3920 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 45 L


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