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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Saab 9-3?

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BMW 5-Series Saab 9-3

8 reasons to buy BMW 5-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

552 bhp vs 210 bhp

vs 154 kw.

62% or 342 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 8.2 sec. 4 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 143 mph 12 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.5 mpg vs 34.91 mpg 18% or 5.41 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 419 liters 19% or 101 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 61 liters 24% or 19 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2000 kg vs 1600 kg 20% or 400 kg

3 reasons to buy Saab 9-3

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 116 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 24% or 28 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 1680 kg vs 1870 kg 11% or 190 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 11.4 meters vs 12 meters 5% or 0.6 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Saab 9-3

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 55% or 2397 cm3 more
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs Direct fuel injection with turbocharging
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 6 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4910 mm vs 4690 mm 4% or 220 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1762 mm 7% or 129 mm wider
Height 1456 mm vs 1575 mm 8% or 119 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2675 mm 10% or 289 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)