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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2008 Volkswagen Passat

To start off, 2008 Volkswagen Passat is newer by 3 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 87 more horse power than 2008 Volkswagen Passat. (128 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2008 Volkswagen Passat. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 820 kg more than 2008 Volkswagen Passat. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 234 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Volkswagen Passat. (286 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Volkswagen Passat.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2008 Volkswagen Passat
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 Passat
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type SUV Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1896 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 128 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 286 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 95.5 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 210 km/hour 197 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 10.7 seconds
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4690 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2710 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 6.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 62 L


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