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What is Better BMW X1 or BMW X5?

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4 reasons to buy BMW X1

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 85 g/mile vs 137 g/mile 61% or 52 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1470 kg vs 2110 kg 44% or 640 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.3 meters vs 12.8 meters 13% or 1.5 meters

17 reasons to buy BMW X5

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Better compression 17.0 vs 16.5 3% or 0.5 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
More engine power

286 bhp vs 143 bhp

210 kw. vs 105 kw.

50% or 143 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 580 nM vs 320 nM 45% or 260 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 2.6 sec.
More top speed 146 mph vs 124 mph 22 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 34.01 mpg vs 54.25 mpg 60% or 20.24 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 39.8 mpg vs 60.05 mpg 51% or 20.25 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 26.91 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 72% or 19.36 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 620 liters vs 420 liters 32% or 200 liters
More maximum trunk space 1750 liters vs 1350 liters 23% or 400 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 85 liters vs 61 liters 28% or 24 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2790 kg vs 2030 kg 27% or 760 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 680 kg vs 560 kg 18% or 120 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 3500 kg vs 1800 kg 49% or 1700 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 75 kg 25% or 25 kg
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years

Neutral reasons BMW X1 vs. BMW X5

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 4400 RPM 9% or 400 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1995 cm3 vs 2993 cm3 33% or 998 cm3 less
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4454 mm vs 4854 mm 8% or 400 mm shorter
Width 1798 mm vs 1933 mm 7% or 135 mm narrower
Height 1545 mm vs 1776 mm 13% or 231 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2760 mm vs 2933 mm 6% or 173 mm less
Front tires size 225/50 R17 vs 275/40 R20
Rear tires size 225/50 R17 vs 315/35 R20
Spare wheel BMW mobile system for tire maintenance vs flat tires
Type of wheels 17" alloy wheels vs 20" alloy wheels
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)