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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Ford S-MAX?

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BMW 5-Series Ford S-MAX

8 reasons to buy BMW 5-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 5 3 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

552 bhp vs 220 bhp

vs 162 kw.

60% or 332 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 7.4 sec. 3.2 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 143 mph 12 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.5 mpg vs 30.1 mpg 2% or 0.6 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 285 liters 45% or 235 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 70 liters 13% or 10 liters

4 reasons to buy Ford S-MAX

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 139 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 4% or 5 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2505 kg vs 2000 kg 20% or 505 kg
Other specs
Less weight 1744 kg vs 1870 kg 7% or 126 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.9 meters vs 12 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Ford S-MAX

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 2522 cm3 43% or 1873 cm3 more
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs Fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 6 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4910 mm vs 4768 mm 3% or 142 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1884 mm 0% or 7 mm wider
Height 1456 mm vs 1610 mm 10% or 154 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2850 mm 4% or 114 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)