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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Saab 9-5?

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BMW 3-Series Saab 9-5

3 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 7.9 sec. 0.3 sec.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 115 g/mile 21% or 20 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 5 1 generation

7 reasons to buy Saab 9-5

Engine and transmission
More engine power

216 bhp vs 181 bhp

vs

16% or 35 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
More top speed 146 mph vs 143 mph 3 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 33.71 mpg vs 39.33 mpg 17% or 5.62 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 527 liters vs 520 liters 1% or 7 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 70 liters vs 60 liters 14% or 10 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 695 kg 7% or 55 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1800 kg vs 1600 kg 11% or 200 kg

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Saab 9-5

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 0% or 1 cm3 less
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 5010 mm 4% or 186 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 2114 mm 3% or 67 mm narrower
Height 1508 mm vs 1520 mm 1% or 12 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2837 mm 3% or 83 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)