Compare 1997 Volvo 960 vs 1997 BMW 5-Series

1997 Volvo 960
1997 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 92.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.1 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 11.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.06" x TBD 11.7 x 0.79
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)
11.0" x TBD 11.7 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.3 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Temp P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3461 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temp 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0" x 6.5" 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
199 @ 4100 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
B6304-S NA
Displacement
2.9L/178.3 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 5200 190 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.49
Trans Order Code
AW30-40 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo 960 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.905 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Multi Leaf Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.708 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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