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Compare 1997 Volvo 960 vs 1997 BMW 5-Series

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 26 $31,600 $34,300
5-Door Wagon 18 26 $33,150 $35,850
528IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,600
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$648 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.9 92.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 188.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.6 11.1
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.3 18.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P225/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 3505
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temp 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
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
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.80 2.86
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.62
Trans Order Code AW30-40 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.10
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo 960 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .905 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Multi Leaf Four-link
 
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