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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2010 Audi Q7

To start off, 2010 Audi Q7 is newer by 5 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 4,200 cc (8 cylinders), 2010 Audi Q7 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2010 Audi Q7 (350 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 135 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2010 Audi Q7 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2010 Audi Q7 weights approximately 290 kg more than 2005 BMW X5. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Audi Q7. (440 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Audi Q7. 2010 Audi Q7 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. 2010 Audi Q7 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2010 Audi Q7
Make BMW Audi
Model X5 Q7
Year Released 2005 2010
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 4200 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 350 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD AWD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 2460 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5088 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1984 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1737 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3002 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 100 L


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