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2009 Audi A6 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2009 Audi A6 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 2,995 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A6 (300 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 85 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 1275 kg more than 2009 Audi A6.

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 100 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Audi A6. (420 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Audi A6. 2009 Audi A6 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. 2009 Audi A6 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A6 2005 BMW X5
Make Audi BMW
Model A6 X5
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2995 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 300 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 420 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 895 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4930 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 2040 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 11.2 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L 93 L


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