Compare 2005 Volvo V50 vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 Volvo V50
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2.4L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4L Automatic 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.4L Automatic w/Sunroof 22 30 $24,466 $25,990
2.5L Turbo Automatic 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof 21 30 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo Manual w/Sunroof 22 31 $25,990 $27,610
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 19 26 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
2.5L Turbo AWD Manual w/Sunroof 19 27 $27,657 $29,385
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,466
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,990
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 90.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.7 176
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 107.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
69.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
25.3 -
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)
38.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
14.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.7
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)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3058 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/- TBD - 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Struts Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms

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