Compare 1998 BMW 5-Series vs 1998 Volvo S90

1998 BMW 5-Series
1998 Volvo S90
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 25 $31,600 $34,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$31,600
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 90.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 68.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 31.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R15 P205/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R15 P205/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5300 181 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3950 199 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.9L/178
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.20 2.80
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.10
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Volvo S90
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Indep. Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Leaf Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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