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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volvo V50?

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BMW 3-Series Volvo V50

9 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

181 bhp vs 136 bhp

vs 100 kw.

25% or 45 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 2 sec.
More top speed 143 mph vs 130 mph 13 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.33 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 24% or 9.33 mpg
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 96 g/mile 1% or 1 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 4 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 417 liters 20% or 103 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 60 liters vs 52 liters 13% or 8 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1600 kg vs 1500 kg 6% or 100 kg

3 reasons to buy Volvo V50

Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight without brakes 700 kg vs 695 kg 1% or 5 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1404 kg vs 1540 kg 10% or 136 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 11 meters 4% or 0.4 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Volvo V50

Engine and transmission
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4514 mm 6% or 310 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1770 mm 14% or 277 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1452 mm 4% or 56 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)