2009 Alfa Romeo 159 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is newer by 4 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 3,195 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 (256 HP @ 6200 RPM) has 41 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 322 kg more than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 198 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159. (322 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Alfa Romeo 159.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Alfa Romeo 159 2005 BMW X5
Make Alfa Romeo BMW
Model 159 X5
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3195 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 256 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 322 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 11.3:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Diesel
Top Speed 240 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1848 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2710 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.2 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 93 L


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