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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Volvo XC90?

Comparing BMW 5-Series with Volvo XC90 might help buyers decide which model is worth buying. Our research came up with 11 factors to choose BMW 5-Series - it's better than Volvo XC90, according to such arguments. Though Volvo XC90 also has many benefits: think about 1 reasons why it's beating BMW 5-Series. By looking at the most prominent characteristics, we came up with key differences of BMW 5-Series and Volvo XC90. So our experts propose you compare two cars and figure out which one you'd want to buy. Although don't forget that XC90 has the individual technologies of Volvo.


BMW 5-Series Volvo XC90

11 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 163 bhp

vs 120 kw.

70% or 389 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 12.3 sec. 8.1 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 115 mph 40 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.5 mpg vs 31.38 mpg 6% or 1.88 mpg
Less CO2 emissions 144 g/mile vs 149 g/mile 3% or 5 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 3 2 generations
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 249 liters 52% or 271 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 80 liters vs 68 liters 15% or 12 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1870 kg vs 2049 kg 10% or 179 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 12 meters vs 12.5 meters 4% or 0.5 meters

1 reason to buy Volvo XC90

Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2250 kg vs 2000 kg 11% or 250 kg

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Volvo XC90

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 2401 cm3 45% or 1994 cm3 more
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 5 2 more
Length 4910 mm vs 4798 mm 2% or 112 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1898 mm 0% or 7 mm narrower
Height 1456 mm vs 1743 mm 16% or 287 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2857 mm 4% or 107 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)