Compare 2010 BMW 5-Series vs 2009 Saab 9-5

2010 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 $42,275 $45,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,390 $48,250
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,150 $51,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,265 $53,550
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,475 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,750 $60,600
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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
$42,275
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,950
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$766 / month
$673 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 12.05 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N65
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYR
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3530
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
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
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 - 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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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