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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2011 Volkswagen Golf

To start off, 2011 Volkswagen Golf 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 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 111 more horse power than 2011 Volkswagen Golf. (104 HP @ 4400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2011 Volkswagen Golf. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 856 kg more than 2011 Volkswagen Golf. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Volkswagen Golf. 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 270 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Volkswagen Golf. (250 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Volkswagen Golf.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2011 Volkswagen Golf
Make BMW Volkswagen
Model X5 Golf
Year Released 2005 2011
Body Type SUV Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 1600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 215 HP 104 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 250 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1500 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Top Speed 210 km/hour 190 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 8.3 seconds 11.3 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1314 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4199 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 3.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 55 L


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