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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2012 GMC Savana

To start off, 2012 GMC Savana 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 6,600 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 GMC Savana is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 GMC Savana (260 HP @ 3100 RPM) has 45 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 GMC Savana should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 GMC Savana weights approximately 191 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.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 GMC Savana. 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, 2012 GMC Savana (711 Nm @ 1600 RPM) has 191 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 BMW X5. (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2012 GMC Savana will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 BMW X5. 2012 GMC Savana 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. 2012 GMC Savana will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2012 GMC Savana
Model X5 Savana
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Van
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 6600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 3100 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 711 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1600 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 2361 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5692 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 2012 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 2070 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 3429 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 117 L


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