Compare 2003 Volvo V40 vs 2003 BMW 5-Series

2003 Volvo V40
2003 BMW 5-Series
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5-Door Wagon 1.9L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 1.9L 22 30 $23,406 $24,900
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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
$23,406
$34,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,900
$37,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / 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
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)
89 93
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 58.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
100.9 111.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 188.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60HR15 P225/55HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2822 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 1800 - 5000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.9L/118.9 2.5L (152)
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
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)
- TBD - 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo V40 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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