Compare 2009 BMW 5-Series vs 2009 Saab 9-5

2009 BMW 5-Series
2009 Saab 9-5
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 27 $38,182 $40,405
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 27 $39,146 $41,425
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 27 $39,382 $41,675
4-Door Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,135
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$673 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort. If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 96.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.79 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.18 12.05 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.1
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LJ3
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 260 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.30
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.68
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.92
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sentronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Saab 9-5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Integral Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut-Type w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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