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2005 BMW X5 vs. 2013 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2013 Cadillac CTS is newer by 8 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 3,600 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Cadillac CTS (314 HP @ 6800 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 402 kg more than 2013 Cadillac CTS.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2013 Cadillac CTS. 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 147 more torque (in Nm) than 2013 Cadillac CTS. (373 Nm @ 4900 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2013 Cadillac CTS. 2013 Cadillac CTS 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. 2013 Cadillac CTS will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2005 BMW X5 2013 Cadillac CTS
Make BMW Cadillac
Model X5 CTS
Year Released 2005 2013
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2926 cc 3600 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 314 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 520 Nm 373 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4900 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 94 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 11.3
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2170 kg 1768 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4788 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1882 mm
Vehicle Height 1720 mm 1442 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 8.6 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 L 68 L


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