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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2012 Lincoln MKS

To start off, 2012 Lincoln MKS 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 3,700 cc (6 cylinders), 2012 Lincoln MKS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Lincoln MKS (273 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 58 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Lincoln MKS should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 287 kg more than 2012 Lincoln MKS.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Lincoln MKS. 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 154 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 Lincoln MKS. (366 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 Lincoln MKS. 2012 Lincoln MKS 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 Lincoln MKS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2012 Lincoln MKS
Make BMW Lincoln
Model X5 MKS
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3700 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 273 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6250 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 366 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4250 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1883 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 5184 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1928 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1565 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2868 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 72 L


 

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