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BMW 5-Series Volkswagen California

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 valves per cylinder 4 vs 2 2 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
More engine power

552 bhp vs 130 bhp

vs 96 kw.

76% or 422 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 16.3 sec. 12.1 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 103 mph 52 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.5 mpg vs 34.01 mpg 15% or 4.51 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Other specs
Less weight 1870 kg vs 2462 kg 32% or 592 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

3 reasons to buy Volkswagen California

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 136 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 6% or 8 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2200 kg vs 2000 kg 9% or 200 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 11.9 meters vs 12 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Volkswagen California

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 2460 cm3 44% or 1935 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 4890 mm 0% or 20 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1904 mm 1% or 13 mm narrower
Height 1456 mm vs 1990 mm 27% or 534 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 3000 mm 1% or 36 mm less
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)