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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2009 BMW 325

To start off, 2009 BMW 325 is newer by 4 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, both vehicles can yield 215 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 675 kg more than 2009 BMW 325.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 BMW 325. 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 250 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 325. (270 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2009 BMW 325
Model X5 325
Year Released 2005 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 2494 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 210 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 6.9 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1495 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 63 L


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