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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volvo XC60?

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BMW 3-Series Volvo XC60

5 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Performance
More top speed 143 mph vs 130 mph 13 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 170 g/mile 79% or 75 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 5 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1540 kg vs 1874 kg 22% or 334 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 11.7 meters 6% or 0.7 meters

8 reasons to buy Volvo XC60

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

285 bhp vs 181 bhp

210 kw. vs

36% or 104 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.5 sec. vs 7.6 sec. 0.1 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 24.11 mpg vs 39.33 mpg 63% or 15.22 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 655 liters vs 520 liters 21% or 135 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 2000 kg vs 1600 kg 20% or 400 kg

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Volvo XC60

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 2953 cm3 32% or 956 cm3 less
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4824 mm vs 4627 mm 4% or 197 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1891 mm 8% or 156 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1713 mm 12% or 205 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2774 mm 5% or 146 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)