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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 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 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 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 3.2L 20 29 $35,673 $37,950
4-Door Sedan PZEV 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 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 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
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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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 550i 15 22 $57,040 $62,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 15 20 $59,155 $64,300
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,075 $60,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,673
$43,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,950
$46,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$782 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 100.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.0 193.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 18.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front 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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 17 x 8.0
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
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 Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6400 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System EFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA N20
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo S80 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 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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