The horsepower of the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual is by 34 horsepowers grater when compared to the Volvo V60 Estate. As the difference is small this should not affect the vehicles performance extensively.
The fuel economy is distinctly to BMW 5-Series F10's advantage. This vehicle consumes 26 % less fuel in the mixed cycle in relation to the Volvo V60. Bear in mind that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the upper middle segment, in which the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual is classified, equals to 8.8 l while the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual consumes by 44 % less fuel than the average.
The BMW 5-Series F10 has 59 % more torque when compared to the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual. The difference at this level is relevant, so that the BMW will accelerate significantly better.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual uses of 2.2 l oil fewer running around the town compared to the Volvo V60 Estate. The BMW, as a representative of E class, consumes 5.5 l of fuel for every 100 km fewer than the average in its class. The average fuel consumption in the “upper middle” class equals to 11.9 l per 100 km.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
The BMW 5-Series F10 accelerates from 0 to 100 Km/h in 8.3 s, which is 1.4 s faster in comparison to the Volvo V60 Estate. But the difference is not as much big to be taken into account when buying a vehicle.
The top speed of the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual is greater as compared to this of the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 17 kilometers per hour is small and is imperceptible in everyday driving.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the BMW 5-Series F10 that can carry 2 l more fuel in relation to the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual. The medium fuel container size in the E segment, from which the BMW 5-Series F10 comes from, is 71 l, whereas in E segment (represented by the Volvo) it amounts to 71 l.
The wheelbase of a car is the length separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. BMW has 199 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Volvo. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 520d 184HP manual has 25 % bigger engine size in comparison to the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual. As the difference is not big, the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 should accelerate only slightly better, if other paramerters are the same.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 is 282 millimeters longer when compared to the Volvo V60. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases provide plenty of trunk space. While the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 seems to be better for families or drivers who value convenient rides, the Volvo V60 Estate 1.6 T3 150HP manual may appeal to women as it will not make problems with parking and will have smaller turning radius.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of big dimensions, the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11, which is by 3 millimeters higher than the Volvo V60 Estate, would be appropriate choice for you. However, compared cars do not vary much it the aspect of its height and it should not be much noticeable.