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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 19 27 $34,921 $37,150
4-Door Sedan AWD w/Moonroof 3.0L Turbo 18 26 $38,446 $40,900
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,921
$41,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,150
$45,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$619 / month
$751 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo S80 is safe and secure, fashion-forward, and just right for affluent families. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 193.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 116.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.4
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) 11.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 210
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 230 @ 2600-3000
Engine Order Code NA N52
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6400 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.71
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.11
Trans Type 6 8
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 BMW 5 Series
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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