Compare 2010 Saab 9-5 vs 2010 BMW 3-Series

2010 Saab 9-5
2010 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan Aero
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Aero 16 27 $44,473 $47,565
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,473
$30,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,565
$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
57.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
58.9 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 178.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.05 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QNS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QNS NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3362
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alumuinum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1850 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
LAU NA
Displacement
2.8L/171 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.46
Trans Order Code
MM1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Hyper Strut Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5

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