Compare 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2015 Volvo V60

2015 BMW 3-Series
2015 Volvo V60
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD South Africa 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 20 30 $43,970 $47,250
M3 4-Door Sedan 17 26 $57,540 $62,000
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2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 AWD 20 29 $35,203 $37,450
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E FWD 25 37 $33,793 $35,950
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $39,010 $41,500
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $35,626 $37,900
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $40,420 $43,000
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $37,036 $39,400
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design AWD 19 28 $42,676 $45,400
V60 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 19 28 $45,872 $48,800
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 AWD 20 29 $34,592 $36,800
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E FWD 25 37 $33,182 $35,300
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $38,023 $40,450
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $34,874 $37,100
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier Plus FWD 25 37 $35,579 $37,850
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $39,433 $41,950
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $36,284 $38,600
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Premier Plus AWD 20 29 $36,989 $39,350
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design AWD 19 28 $41,642 $44,300
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 19 28 $44,462 $47,300
V60 Cross Country 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 AWD 20 28 $38,540 $41,000
V60 Cross Country 2015.5 4-Door Wgn T5 Platinum AWD 20 28 $41,971 $44,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,815
$35,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$37,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$624 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that. The 2015 Volvo V60 puts driving fun over cargo capacity--that's the XC60 crossover's job.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 28
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 43.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 28
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8
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)
11.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3602
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 250 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo V60
Body Style
Sedan Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 330
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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