BMW 2 Series vs Citroen C5 Aircross
Should you buy BMW 2 Series or Citroen C5 Aircross? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. BMW 2 Series price starts at Rs 43.50 Lakh ex-showroom for 220i M Sport (Petrol) and Citroen C5 Aircross price starts Rs 36.91 Lakh ex-showroom for Feel (Diesel). 2 Series has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C5 Aircross has 1997 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 2 Series has a mileage of 18.64 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the C5 Aircross has a mileage of 17.5 kmpl (Diesel top model).
2 Series Vs C5 Aircross
|Key Highlights||BMW 2 Series||Citroen C5 Aircross|
|On Road Price in New Delhi|
|Finance Available (EMI)|
2 Series Insurance
C5 Aircross Insurance
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|Engine and Transmission|
Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
|No Of Cylinder|
ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
Fast charging typically refers to direct current (DC) charging from an EV charge station, and is generally quicker than AC charging. Not all fast chargers are equal, though, and this depends on their rated output.
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)|
Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)|
The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
|Valves Per Cylinder|
Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
A device that forces more air into an internal combustion engine. More air can burn more fuel and make more power. Turbochargers utilise exhaust gas energy to make more power.
|Fuel & Performance|
|Fuel Tank Capacity|
|Emission Norm Compliance|
BS VI 2.0
BS VI 2.0
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|Suspension, Steering & Brakes|
Single-joint spring strut axle in lightweight aluminium-steel construction
Macpherson Strut Suspension with Double Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression and Rebound
Adaptive M-specific Suspension
Twist Beam Axle with Single Progressive Hydraulic Cushions - Compression
Tilt & Telescopic
|Front Brake Type|
|Rear Brake Type|
|Top Speed (Kmph)|
|4th Gear (40-100kmph) (Seconds)|
|Dimensions & Capacity|
The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
|Wheel Base (mm)|
Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
|Front Tread (mm)|
The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a four-wheeler's front wheels. Also known as front track. The relation between the front and rear tread/track numbers decides a cars stability.
|Rear Tread (mm)|
The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a fourwheeler's rear wheels. Also known as Rear Track. The relation between the front and rear Tread/Track numbers dictates a cars stability
|Kerb Weight (kg)|
It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
|Rear Headroom (mm)|
Rear headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the center of the rear seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point
|Front Headroom (mm)|
Front headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the centre of the front seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point. Important for taller occupants. More is again better
|Front Shoulder Room (mm)|
The front shoulder room of a car is the distance between the left and right side of the cabin where your shoulder will touch. Wider cars are more comfortable for large passengers
|Rear Shoulder Room (mm)|
The rear shoulder room of a car is the distance between the left and right side of the cabin where your shoulder will touch. Wider cars are more comfortable and can seat three passengers (If applicable) better.
|Boot Space (Litres)|
|No. of Doors|
|Comfort & Convenience|
|Power Windows Front||Yes||Yes|
|Power Windows Rear||Yes||Yes|
|Power folding 3rd Row Seat||No|
|Automatic Climate Control|
|Air Quality Control||No|
|Remote Climate Control (A/C)||No|
|Remote Trunk Opener|
Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
|Remote Fuel Lid Opener||No|
|Low Fuel Warning Light||Yes||Yes|
|Accessory Power Outlet||Yes||Yes|
|Remote Horn & Light Control||No|
|Rear Reading Lamp||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Headrest||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest||Yes|
|Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts||Yes||Yes|
|Cup Holders Front||Yes||Yes|
|Cup Holders Rear||Yes|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Heated Seats Front||No|
|Seat Lumbar Support||Yes||Yes|
|Active Noise Cancellation||Yes|
|Multifunction Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
|Find My Car Location||No|
|Real-Time Vehicle Tracking||Yes|
|Smart Access Card Entry||Yes|
|Engine Start Stop Button||Yes||Yes|
|Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles||Yes|
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
|Central Console Armrest|
|Gear Shift Indicator||No||No|
|Luggage Hook And Net||No||No|
|Memory Function Seats|
|Height Adjustable Driver Seat||No||Yes|
|Electric Adjustable Seats|
|Follow Me Home Headlamps||Yes||Yes|
A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
|Electronic Multi Tripmeter||Yes||Yes|
|Leather Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
|Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector||Yes|
It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
|Outside Temperature Display||Yes|
|Driving Experience Control Eco||Yes||Yes|
|Folding Table In The Rear|
Refers to a fold-out table tray attached either to the back of the front seats or in the central section of the rear seats.
|Dual Tone Dashboard||Yes|
Automatic air conditioning with 2 zone control includes Automatic Air Recirculation (AAR), a fogging and solar sensor, Air-vents for rear seat occupants, Micro-activated carbon particulate filter for fresh and recirculated air, Ambient lighting : Atmospheric Lighting in front and rear with six selectable light designs for instrument panel and door trims, Panorama glass roof with automatic sliding / tilting function, Sport seats for driver and front passenger, Floor mats in velour, Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function, Rear seat with 40:20:40 folding, can be folded individually, Storage compartment package, M leather steering wheel in leather ‘Walknappa’ in Black with Black stitching and ‘M’ badging, Gearshift lever with gear knob in ‘Walknappa’ leather and ‘M’ badge, Fully Digital 10.25” (26.03 cm) Instrument Display BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, Floor mats in ‘M’ specific design, Vehicle key with insert in Black High-Gloss and M lettering, Contrasting seams on the Dashboard
Metropolitan Black Interior Environment,Black 'Claudia' Leather + Fabric Seat Upholstery - With Advanced Comfort Seats,Height And Reach Adjustable Leather Steering Wheel With 2 Control Zones,Alloy Pedals - Accelarator & Brake Pedals,Stainless Steel Front Citroën Embossed Sill Scuff Plates,Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome,LED Illuminated Cup Holder,31.24cm Customizable Digital Instrument Cluster,Front Roof Lamp With Welcome LED Lighting And 2 LED Front Spot Lights,LED Mood Lights - Cluster & Cup Holders,Illuminated Glove Box
|Available Colors||Misano Blue MetallicStorm Bay MetallicAlpine WhiteMelbourne Red MetallicSnapper Rocks Blue MetallicBlackBlack Sapphire Metallic+2 More2 Series Colors||Cumulus Gray With Black RoofPearl White With Black RoofEclipse Blue With Black RoofPearl WhiteCumulus GrayPerla Nera BlackEclipse Blue+2 MoreC5 Aircross Colors|
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|Fog Lights Front|
Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Fog Lights Rear|
Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
|Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror|
Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
|Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror|
Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
|Electric Folding Rear View Mirror|
It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
Refers to water jets that clean the headlights. This is beneficial when driving in the rain, or in muddy conditions.
|Rain Sensing Wiper|
It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
|Rear Window Wiper|
It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
|Rear Window Washer|
It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
|Rear Window Defogger|
Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
Tinted glass refers to a coating or film applied to a car's glass area that either reflects heat from entering the cabin or improves privacy for those inside the car by reducing visibility from outside, or both.
A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
|Removable Or Convertible Top|
A roof usually made of lightweight material or canvas/fabric that can be removed to make the vehicle an open top.
A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
|Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators|
It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
It refers to a shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
|Dual Tone Body Colour|
Cars with dual-tone body colours have two paint colours applied, usually where one colour is used heavily while the other is a contrast applied only to parts like the roof and outside mirrors.
Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
Cornering headlamps either refer to headlights that turn slightly with your steering input or a secondary light within the headlight cluster that switches on when your steering is turned. Like cornering fog lamps, this feature improves visibility while turning.
Cars with this feature will automatically switch on their fog lamps when the steering is turned, to improve visibility at the front corners of the car.
Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
|Heated Wing Mirror|
Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
|LED Fog Lamps|
Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
M High-gloss Shadowline, M Aerodynamics package with front apron, rear apron and side sill in body colour,with side sill with Dark Shadow insert, BMW kidney grille with exclusively designed vertical slats in satinized Aluminium with grille frame in Chrome High-Gloss, ‘M’ designation on the sides, Door sill finishers with ‘M’ designation, LED headlamps with BMW twin hexagonal design icon lights - LED daytime running lamps, cornering lights, LED tail lights with aerodynamicaly optimized 3D two-part L-Shaped design, Sun protection Glazing Green glass Reduction in solar radiation (light) by approx. 20%, UVA radiation reduced by about a third, UVB load reduced by about 100%, Reduction in infrared radiation (heat) by about 50%, Rain sensor and automatic driving lights, Twin exhaust tailpipe in chrome finish, Incorrect fuelling prevention for diesel cars, LED projection “BMW” from exterior mirror on driver’s side, Welcome lights for outer door handles (front and rear)
Glossy Black Upper Grille,Front Panel : Chrome surrounded Glossy Black Chevrons + Chrome animation for Barrettes,Body Side Molding - Including Fender,Colour Pack (DARK CHROME OR ANODISED ENERGIC BLUE Based on Body Colour) : Front Bumper / Side Airbump,Glossy Black Outsider Rear View Mirror,Satin Chrome - Window C Signature,Chrome Dual Exhaust Pipes,Roof Bars - Glossy Black with Matt Black Insert,Two Tone Diamond-Cut 'PULSAR' Alloy Wheels,3D LED Rear Lamps,LED High Mount Stop Lamp, LED Vision Headlamps
|Automatic Driving Lights|
Car headlamps automatically turn on in low light conditions, and switch off in bright conditions.
|Anti Lock Braking System||Yes||Yes|
|Power Door Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Child Safety Locks||Yes||Yes|
|Anti Theft Alarm||Yes|
|No Of Airbags|
|Side Airbag Front||Yes||Yes|
|Side Airbag Rear||No|
|Day Night Rear View Mirror|
|Passenger Side Rear View Mirror||Yes||Yes|
|Rear Seat Belts||Yes||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes|
|Side Impact Beams||Yes|
|Front Impact Beams||Yes|
|Tyre Pressure Monitor||Yes||Yes|
|Vehicle Stability Control System||Yes|
|Engine Check Warning||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Control||Yes||Yes|
|Advance Safety Features|
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) & Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), Curtain airbags for front and rear seat occupants, Follow-me-home function for Headlights, Launch Control, Sporty, rapid gearshift timing in specific combinations of Driving Experience Control and gear selector switch, Expert function for race track operation, Cruise Control with braking function, BMW Driving Experience Control (Modes: ECOPRO, Comfort, Sport) , Engine control and brake interventions during cornering, agility enhancement, & curve neutrality, Servotronic steering assist, Intelligent Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, BMW Efficient Lightweight construction, BMW BluePerformance technology with Adblue injection , Side airbag system (pelvis/thorax) in the front seat backrests, Curtain airbags for front and rear seat occupants, Three-point seat belts at all seats, including pyrotechnic belt tensioners, at front and belt force limiters at front with Acoustic Warning, Crash sensors ensuring - Activation of the airbags, the hazard light system, the interior light, Unlocking of the doors & activation of the interior lighting, Activation of the safety battery terminal clamp, Deactivation of the fuel pump in the event of a crash, Acoustic Warning on exceeding designated speeds, Pedestrian protection with Active Bonnet, Attentive assistance - Analyses the driving behaviour of the driver, Suggests when to take a break in the control
Passenger Airbag Deactivation Function,Curtain Airbags,Coffee Break Alert,Electric Parking Brake,Perimeter, Volumetric and Tilt Alarm
|Anti Theft Device||Yes|
|Anti Pinch Power Windows|
|Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock||Yes|
|Isofix Child Seat Mounts||Yes||Yes|
|Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts||Yes||Yes|
|Sos Emergency Assistance||Yes|
|Blind Spot Monitor|
|Hill Descent Control|
|Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock||Yes||Yes|
|Entertainment & Communication|
|Audio System Remote Control||Yes|
|Wireless Phone Charging||Yes||Yes|
|USB And Auxiliary Input||Yes||Yes|
|Touch Screen Size|
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,
|Apple Car Play||Yes||Yes|
|Number Of Speaker|
|Rear Entertainment System||No|
Hi-Fi loudspeaker system with 10 speakers and total output of 205 watts
Central 25.4cm Capacitive Touch Screen
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Pros and Cons
- Looks stunning and more expensive than it is
- 18-inch wheels turn heads
- Cabin quality is excellent
- The 2.0-litre diesel is refined and peppy
- Ride quality is comfortable
- Quirky styling makes it stand out
- Feels and looks premium inside and out
- Most comfortable SUV of the lot
- Smooth gearbox and powerful diesel engine
- Gets updated features including a 10-inch touchscreen and wireless phone charging
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Citroen C5 Aircross
- Rear seat space is average
- 18-inch wheels wrapped in low profile rubber are not ideal for out pothole rich roads
- Priced too close to the 3 Series, a larger and more fun sedan
- No petrol engine or 4x4 option
- It’s a costly affair
- Misses segment must-haves like ventilated front seats and a 360-degree camera
BMW 2 Series
Citroen C5 Aircross
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