Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon vs 2010 BMW 5-Series

2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2010 BMW 5-Series
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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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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,526
$42,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,395
$45,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$766 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.1 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
59.7 57.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 191.1
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.6 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.8 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 37.4
Steering Type
Electromechanical Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3505
Wheels
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 - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06/3.14 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wgn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Wagon BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-Link Integral
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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