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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volvo C30?

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BMW 3-Series Volvo C30

5 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 129 g/mile 36% or 34 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 4 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 364 liters 30% or 156 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 11.6 meters 5% or 0.6 meters

8 reasons to buy Volvo C30

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 5 vs 4 1 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

220 bhp vs 181 bhp

162 kw. vs

18% or 39 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 6.7 sec. vs 7.6 sec. 0.9 sec.
More top speed 149 mph vs 143 mph 6 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 32.51 mpg vs 39.33 mpg 21% or 6.82 mpg
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 62 liters vs 60 liters 3% or 2 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 700 kg vs 695 kg 1% or 5 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1347 kg vs 1540 kg 14% or 193 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Volvo C30

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 2521 cm3 21% or 524 cm3 less
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4252 mm 12% or 572 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1782 mm 13% or 265 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1447 mm 4% or 61 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)