Compare 2006 Volvo S60 vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Volvo S60
2006 BMW 3-Series
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Automatic 2.5L Turbo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 2.5L Turbo 21 30 $28,837 $30,640
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 21 30 $28,837 $30,640
Automatic 2.4L Turbo 20 28 $30,505 $32,415
Automatic w/Sunroof 2.4L Turbo 20 28 $30,505 $32,415
AWD Automatic 2.5L Turbo 20 27 $30,505 $32,415
AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo 20 27 $30,505 $32,415
Manual 2.4L Turbo 21 28 $30,505 $32,415
Manual w/Sunroof 2.4L Turbo 21 28 $30,505 $32,415
AWD Automatic 2.5L Turbo R 18 25 $36,117 $38,385
AWD Automatic w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo R 18 25 $36,117 $38,385
AWD Manual 2.5L Turbo R 18 24 $36,117 $38,385
AWD Manual w/Sunroof 2.5L Turbo R 18 24 $36,117 $38,385
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,837
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,640
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
49.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.2 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3393 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front 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 - 185
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4500 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms

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