The fuel economy is considerably to Volvo S60 II's advantage. This automobile burns 43 % fewer fuel in the combined cycle in comparison to the BMW 5-Series E28 M5 Sedan 3.5 286HP manual. Keep in mind that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the executive segment, in which the Volvo S60 II Sedan is classified, equals to 8.8 l whereas the Volvo S60 II Sedan consumes by 26 percent less amount of fuel than the average.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rpm at which the maximum torque is produced clearly shows that a car which does not require to be revved high is the one of the Volvo S60 II. The engine of the BMW 5-Series E28 M5 Sedan achieves its full efficiency at 4,005 revolutions/minute which is by 60 percent worst result than the Volvo S60 II Sedan.
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Volvo S60 II Sedan 1.6 T3 150HP manual is 162 millimeters wider in relation to the BMW 5-Series E28. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
Volvo S60 II Sedan 1.6 T3 150HP manual has 6 percent longer wheelbase in comparison to the BMW 5-Series E28. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. But, cars with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.
The Volvo is 8 mm longer in relation to the BMW. Long cars are more spacious and usually have plenty of trunk space. Although the Volvo S60 II occurs to be better option for families or drivers who love the idea of comfortable rides that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the BMW may appeal to singles because it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the Volvo S60 II Sedan 1.6 T3 150HP manual, which is by 6 percent higher than the BMW 5-Series E28 M5 Sedan 3.5 286HP manual, is better option for you. However, compared cars do not differ much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much noticeable.