2006 Alfa Romeo 156 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2006 Alfa Romeo 156 is newer by 1 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 2,926 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 BMW X5 (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 26 more horse power than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. (189 HP @ 6300 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 585 kg more than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. 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 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. 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 302 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156. (218 Nm @ 5000 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Alfa Romeo 156.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Alfa Romeo 156 2005 BMW X5
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 156 X5
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6300 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 218 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 5000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 88 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 68.3 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.3:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Top Speed 230 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.3 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1585 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4440 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2600 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 12 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 93 L


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