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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Volvo XC70?

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BMW 3-Series Volvo XC70

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 167 g/mile 76% or 72 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 5 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1540 kg vs 1909 kg 24% or 369 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11 meters vs 11.5 meters 5% or 0.5 meters

7 reasons to buy Volvo XC70

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.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 24.61 mpg vs 39.33 mpg 60% or 14.72 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 815 liters vs 520 liters 36% or 295 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 XC70

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 4838 mm 0% or 14 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1861 mm 9% or 186 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1421 mm 6% or 87 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2815 mm 4% or 105 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)