The fuel economy is distinctly to Volvo S80 II Sedan's advantage. This automobile consumes 5.8 l less gasoline in the combined cycle compared to the BMW. Keep in mind that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the upper middle class, in which the Volvo S80 II Sedan 1.6 T4 180HP manual is classified, is 8.8 l while the Volvo S80 II consumes by 26 % less amount of fuel than the average.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rpm at which the maximum torque is produced distinctly indicates that a vehicle with an engine that doesn’t need taking it up at high revs is the one of the Volvo S80 II Sedan 1.6 T4 180HP manual. The engine of the BMW 5-Series E34 M5 Sedan achieves its full efficiency at 4,755 revolutions/minute which is by 3,155 revolutions per minute lower than the Volvo S80 II.
distance between left and right side of a vehicle affects interior space for travelers and also stability during driving. The width of the Volvo is larger by 110 millimeters in relation to the BMW 5-Series E34 M5 Sedan and is not really important. The average for the „upper middle” class equals to around 1,826 millimeters and is by 35 mm larger than the same feature of the Volvo S80 II Sedan.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Volvo S80 II Sedan has 2 % longer wheelbase distance than BMW 5-Series E34 M5 Sedan 3.8 340HP manual. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the stability and steering. Hence, the mass of Volvo S80 II Sedan 1.6 T4 180HP manual should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Maximum load capacity
The Volvo S80 II Sedan 1.6 T4 180HP manual is 3 percent longer when compared to the BMW 5-Series E34 M5 Sedan 3.8 340HP manual. Long cars have roomy cabin and in most cases provide plenty of trunk space. Although the Volvo S80 II seems to be better choice for families or those who love the idea of comfortable rides, the BMW 5-Series E34 M5 Sedan may be more appropriate to women as it will not make troubles with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
The higher a vehicle is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of loading massive amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars of 109 millimeters to the advantage of the Volvo is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.