The horsepower of the BMW 5-Series F10 is by 34 horsepowers bigger in comparison to the Volvo. As the difference is not big it should not affect the car performance in a noticeable way.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 520d 184HP manual uses 27 % less fuel in the combined cycle when compared to the Volvo. The difference in the amount of 27 percent will be quite realy noticeable in everyday usage of the car. In the long period of time it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
Due to 59 percent more torque, the engine of the BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 520d 184HP manual does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volvo V60 Estate. This, in turn, produces better acceleration.
The BMW 5-Series F10 burns up 2.6 l less fuel in urban cycle compared with the Volvo. The difference at the level of 2.6 l is very big in everyday use of vehicle. Additionally, during years it may give gigantic cost savings. Moreover you shoule take int consideration that presented results of the average fuel efficiency can be considerably lifted if you move swiftly. The difference in fuel consumption of the vehicles compared by you is so huge that you should consider to choose vehicles with engines of similar power and similar dimensions. Only then will the comparision be adequate.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The BMW accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 8.1 s, which is 17 percent less when compared to the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual. However the difference is not as much significant to be taken into consideration when buying a car.
The maximum velocity possible to be reached by the BMW is greater compared with of the Volvo V60 by 11, which allows the BMW 5-Series F10 to cover faster large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 11 percent is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
The Volvo V60 loses with the BMW 5-Series F10 in the category of fuel tank capacity. The BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 520d 184HP manual is able to store by 2 liters more fuel in relation to its rival.
The wheelbase of a vehicle is the distance between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to better vehicle's weight distribution. BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 has 199 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Volvo. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 520d 184HP manual has by 397 cc greater engine capacity than the Volvo V60. This play a little role on vehicle's performance, as both figures are quite simmilar.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Limousine F10 520d 184HP manual is 6 percent longer than the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual. Long cars are more spacious and usually provide plenty of trunk space. Although the BMW 5-Series F10 seems to be better option for families or those who value soft, smooth long-distance rides, the Volvo may be more appropriate to the young as it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.