Compare 2012 Volvo S80 vs 2012 BMW 5-Series

2012 Volvo S80
2012 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Premier Plus 20 29 $36,613 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan PZEV w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 3.2L Platinum 20 29 $39,151 $41,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Premier Plus 18 26 $40,373 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Platinum 18 26 $42,911 $45,650
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $43,150 $46,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 32 $45,265 $49,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $48,300 $52,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $50,415 $54,800
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,673
$43,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$782 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
With plenty of comfort, style, and safety, the 2012 Volvo S80 hits all the right marks for an image-conscious, affluent family--but lacks the sportier driving personality of the somewhat smaller S60. The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 18.4
Brakes
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 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
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 Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 225/55R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3814
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA N20
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/Manual Shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S80 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.7
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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