The Volvo S60 II Sedan 2.4 D5 215HP manual uses 57 % less diesel in the combined cycle in relation to in comparison to the BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan. The difference at the level of 57 % is quite appreciable and driving the Volvo results in saving a considerable coins in your pocket. Additionally, fuel efficiency allows reduce the amount of pollution.
The Volvo S60 II Sedan 2.4 D5 215HP manual has 114 newton meters more torque in relation to the BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan. Although the majority of people do not take into consideration the maximum torque when buying a vehicle, it describes the best how a vehicle is speeding up. As far as these two vehicles are cars the difference is relevant thus the Volvo S60 II Sedan will provide you with better feeling of driving.
The top velocity of the Volvo S60 II is higher as compared to this of the BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan which allows to drive the same distance on the highway faster. The difference at the level of 1 km/h is not big and is not realy noticable in everyday use.
Maximal torque RPM
This big difference results from the fact that both cars are equipped with various engines. The Volvo S60 II Sedan has the diesel engine while the BMW 5-Series E12 has the petrol engine. Because of the fact that these cars has different types of engines, comparing this characteristic is pointless.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Volvo S60 II Sedan 2.4 D5 215HP manual is 10 percent wider than the BMW. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The Volvo S60 II Sedan 2.4 D5 215HP manual has 5 % longer wheelbase in comparison to BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan 3.5 218HP manual. Thanks to this the Volvo S60 II Sedan is more safe and has a better stability. What is more, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable traveling.
Maximum load capacity
The Volvo is 10 millimeters longer in comparison to the BMW. The length of the vehicle plays a role when it comes to driving comfort and space in the boot. The Volvo S60 II preasumbly will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. Aditionally the Volvo will be better driven but the BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan 3.5 218HP manual will be a slightly easier for parking because of shorter length .
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk thinks of large dimensions, the Volvo S60 II, which is by 4 % higher than the BMW 5-Series E12 M5 Sedan, would be better option for you. However, these two vehicles do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much observable.