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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2012 Audi A5

To start off, 2012 Audi A5 is newer by 7 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), 2012 Audi A5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Audi A5 (328 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Audi A5 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 410 kg more than 2012 Audi A5.

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 2012 Audi A5. (440 Nm @ 2900 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Audi A5.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2012 Audi A5
Make BMW Audi
Model X5 A5
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Coupe
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 328 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 2900 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1760 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4623 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1852 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1382 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2751 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 67 L


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