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2009 BMW 330 vs. 2005 BMW X5

To start off, 2009 BMW 330 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 2,996 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 BMW 330 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW 330 (228 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 13 more horse power than 2005 BMW X5. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW 330 should accelerate faster than 2005 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 BMW X5 weights approximately 805 kg more than 2009 BMW 330.

Because 2005 BMW X5 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 BMW 330. 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 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 330. (500 Nm @ 2750 RPM). This means 2005 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 330.

Compare all specifications:

2009 BMW 330 2005 BMW X5
Model 330 X5
Year Released 2009 2005
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 2926 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 228 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 500 Nm 520 Nm
Torque RPM 2750 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 17.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 250 km/hour 210 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7 seconds 8.3 seconds
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1365 kg 2170 kg
Vehicle Length 4530 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1430 mm 1880 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1720 mm
Wheelbase Size 2770 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.5 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 93 L


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