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What is Better BMW 7-Series or Volvo V50?

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BMW 7-Series Volvo V50

18 reasons to buy BMW 7-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 6 vs 4 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
Piston stroke longer 89.6 mm vs 88 mm 2% or 1.6 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

326 bhp vs 136 bhp

240 kw. vs 100 kw.

58% or 190 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 450 nM vs 320 nM 29% or 130 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 5.9 sec. vs 9.6 sec. 3.7 sec.
More top speed 155 mph vs 130 mph 25 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 28.5 mpg vs 48.66 mpg 71% or 20.16 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 37.22 mpg vs 58.85 mpg 58% or 21.63 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 20.5 mpg vs 37.22 mpg 82% or 16.72 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 500 liters vs 417 liters 17% or 83 liters
More capacity of fuel tank 82 liters vs 52 liters 37% or 30 liters
More maximum allowable weight 2505 kg vs 1960 kg 22% or 545 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 645 kg vs 556 kg 14% or 89 kg
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 700 kg 7% or 50 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2100 kg vs 1500 kg 29% or 600 kg
More maximum roof load 100 kg vs 75 kg 25% or 25 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles

6 reasons to buy Volvo V50

Engine and transmission
Better compression 18.5 vs 10.2 45% or 8.3 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 85 mm vs 84 mm 1% or 1 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 96 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 50% or 48 g/mile
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 8 years vs 6 years 25% or 2 years
Other specs
Less weight 1404 kg vs 1860 kg 32% or 456 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.6 meters vs 12.2 meters 15% or 1.6 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 7-Series vs. Volvo V50

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5800 RPM vs 4000 RPM 31% or 1800 more rpms.
Engine capacity 2979 cm3 vs 1997 cm3 33% or 982 cm3 more
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft DOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply With a twin-turbocharged vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 5072 mm vs 4514 mm 11% or 558 mm shorter
Width 1902 mm vs 1770 mm 7% or 132 mm wider
Height 1479 mm vs 1452 mm 2% or 27 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 3070 mm vs 2640 mm 14% or 430 mm more
Front tires size 245/50 R18 vs 205/55 R16
Rear tires size 245/50 R18 vs 205/55 R16
Spare wheel flat tires vs ORARY
Type of wheels 18" alloy wheels vs 16" alloy wheels
Style of wheels star shaped spokes Style 234 vs CYGNUS
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)