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2012 BMW X3 vs. 2012 BMW X5

To start off, both 2012 BMW X3 and 2012 BMW X5 were released in the same year (2012). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. Both 2012 BMW X3 and 2012 BMW X5 are equipped with a 2,993 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW X3 (256 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 12 more horse power than 2012 BMW X5. (244 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW X3 should accelerate faster than 2012 BMW X5. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW X5 weights approximately 275 kg more than 2012 BMW X3.

Both vehicles are all wheel drive (AWD) - 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, 2012 BMW X3 (560 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 20 more torque (in Nm) than 2012 BMW X5. (540 Nm @ 1750 RPM). This means 2012 BMW X3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2012 BMW X5.

Compare all specifications:

2012 BMW X3 2012 BMW X5
Model X3 X5
Year Released 2012 2012
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 2993 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 256 HP 244 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 560 Nm 540 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 1750 RPM
Engine Bore Size 90 mm 90 mm
Engine Stroke Size 84 mm 84 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Top Speed 209 km/hour 209 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 6.2 seconds 7.6 seconds
Drive Type AWD AWD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1875 kg 2150 kg
Vehicle Length 4648 mm 4857 mm
Vehicle Width 1881 mm 1933 mm
Vehicle Height 1675 mm 1776 mm
Wheelbase Size 2810 mm 2933 mm
Fuel Consumption 5.6 L/100km 6.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 6.8 L/100km 8.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 6 L/100km 7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 85 L


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