Compare 2003 Volvo S40 vs 2003 BMW 5-Series

2003 Volvo S40
2003 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 1.9L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.9L 22 30 $22,466 $23,900
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,466
$34,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,900
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$627 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 58.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 93
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.8 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.9 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-sensitive pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60HR15 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60HR15 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2767 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 1800 - 5000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/119 2.5L (152)
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S40 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms

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