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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volvo 244?

Comparing BMW 3-Series with Volvo 244 may help you make decision which car is better. There are 6 weighty reasons why BMW 3-Series is actually a more beneficial purchase than Volvo 244. Anyway, Volvo 244 offers 2 strong pluses that turn it into good purchase instead of BMW 3-Series. Our team summed up information about the cars to introduce a fair comparison of Volvo 244 and BMW 3-Series. Which of the cars in our comparison would you choose?

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BMW 3-Series Volvo 244

6 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

181 bhp vs 97 bhp

vs 70 kw.

46% or 84 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 15.40 sec. 7.8 sec.
More top speed 143 mph vs 96 mph 47 mph
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 395 liters 24% or 125 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 695 kg vs 615 kg 12% or 80 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg

2 reasons to buy Volvo 244

Other specs
Less weight 1247 kg vs 1540 kg 23% or 293 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 9.80 meters vs 11 meters 12% or 1.2 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Volvo 244

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 1986 cm3 1% or 11 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 6 vs 4 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4785 mm 1% or 39 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1707 mm 17% or 340 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1430 mm 5% or 78 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2640 mm 10% or 280 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)