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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 BMW 128

To start off, 2011 BMW 128 is newer by 6 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 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2011 BMW 128 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 BMW 128 (230 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 BMW 128 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 585 kg more than 2011 BMW 128.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 BMW 128. 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 249 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 BMW 128. (271 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 BMW 128.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 BMW 128
Model X5 128
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 230 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 271 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2750 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1585 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4361 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1748 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1412 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2659 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 53 L


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