Compare 2004 Saab 9-5 vs 2004 BMW 5-Series

2004 Saab 9-5
2004 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Wagon Linear
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Linear 21 29 $30,587 $32,525
4-Door Sedan Arc 20 30 $32,529 $34,775
4-Door Wagon Arc 21 29 $33,194 $35,490
4-Door Sedan Aero 20 28 $37,285 $39,860
4-Door Wagon Aero 20 28 $37,945 $40,570
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $36,380 $39,800
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,020 $44,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Automatic 545iA 18 26 $50,210 $55,000
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 545i 17 24 $50,210 $55,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,587
$36,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,525
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
190 190.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 58.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Brakes
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)
11.26 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x - TBD - 12.2 x .9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55VR16 P225/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3620 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
Turbo Charged MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-3500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 2.50
Trans Order Code
MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.05 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.35
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms

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