Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
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4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $26,526 $28,395
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
4-Door Automatic FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $26,861 $28,755
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5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $51,520 $56,000
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 15 21 $58,790 $63,900
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 15 22 $60,905 $66,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$51,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$56,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$933 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo hatch-wagon may puzzle some shoppers, but it knows how to entertain on the road and doesn't mind if you bring company.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 112
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 196.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 61.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 120.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.82 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 60.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 13.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.0
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 19.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 4564
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 210
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 300 @ 5800-6250
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 300 @ 1200-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 3.13
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 2.10
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4-Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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