2005 BMW X5 vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E

To start off, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 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 5,500 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 Mercedes-Benz E is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E (518 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 303 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 318 kg more than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2012 Mercedes-Benz E. 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 Mercedes-Benz E (699 Nm @ 1700 RPM) has 179 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 BMW X5. (520 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2012 Mercedes-Benz E will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 BMW X5. 2012 Mercedes-Benz E 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 Mercedes-Benz E will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2012 Mercedes-Benz E
Make BMW Mercedes-Benz
Model X5 E
Year Released 2005 2012
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 5500 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 518 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 699 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1700 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
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 1852 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4887 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1872 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1443 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2875 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 80 L


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