2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz C

To start off, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C 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 Mercedes-Benz C is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C (228 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Mercedes-Benz C should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 475 kg more than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C.

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 221 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. (299 Nm @ 2700 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Mercedes-Benz C. 2011 Mercedes-Benz C 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. 2011 Mercedes-Benz C will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 Mercedes-Benz C
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model X5 C
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 228 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 299 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD AWD
Transmission Type Manual 7-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1695 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4592 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2761 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 66 L


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