The BMW has by 70 % more horsepower compared to Lancia. The BMW 5-Series F10 will be distinctly quicker accelerate because of bigger horsepower. Also passing obstacles like TIRs or buses should be a piece of cake for a car equipped with stronger motor.
distance between left and right side of a car influences on room in the cabin as well as stability on road. The width of the BMW 5-Series F10 is larger only by 105 mm in comparison to the Lancia Thema I Estate and is not really relevant. The medium for the „upper middle” segment equals to 1,826 mm and is by 34 mm larger than the same attribute of the BMW 5-Series F10.
BMW 5-Series F10 has 314 mm longer wheelbase than the Lancia. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. But, vehicles with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 530d 258HP automatic 4x4 is 319 millimeters longer than the Lancia Thema I. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and in most cases have plenty of trunk space. Although the BMW 5-Series F10 seems to be better choice for families or persons who love the idea of comfortable driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Lancia Thema I may be more appropriate to city drivers because it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
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The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a boarding it and greater capacity of carrying big amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars at the level of 3 percent to the advantage of the BMW 5-Series F10 Touring F11 is not big and does not matter much.
To those who prefer less absorbing driving a car and who don’t want complications resulting from the stick shift we recommend cars with automatic transmission. To those who have a flair for sport driving a stick shift might be better because it gives a control of rmp range in which a gear is changed.