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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Volvo 940?

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BMW 5-Series Volvo 940

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 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 135 bhp

vs

76% or 417 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 10.4 sec. 6.2 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 118 mph 37 mph
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 144 g/mile vs 152 g/mile 6% or 8 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 75 liters 6% or 5 liters
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2000 kg vs 1600 kg 20% or 400 kg

3 reasons to buy Volvo 940

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 26.22 mpg vs 29.5 mpg 13% or 3.28 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1300 kg vs 1870 kg 44% or 570 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 9 meters vs 12 meters 33% or 3 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Volvo 940

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 2316 cm3 47% or 2079 cm3 more
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs Turbocharged
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 5 2 more
Dimensions
Length 4910 mm vs 4840 mm 1% or 70 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1750 mm 7% or 141 mm wider
Height 1456 mm vs 1420 mm 2% or 36 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2770 mm 7% or 194 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)