BMW 5 series 1992 vs BMW 7 series 1994

BMW 5 series
1992 - 1995
BMW 7 series
1994 - 1996
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 4.0 Petrol4.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 286 HP286 HP
Torque: 400 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.3 seconds6.9 seconds
BMW 5 series and BMW 7 series have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars. BMW 5 series reaches 100 km/h speed 0.6 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 11.412.0
Real fuel consumption: 11.5 l/100km11.5 l/100km
The BMW 5 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification BMW 5 series consumes 0.6 litres less fuel per 100 km than the BMW 7 series, which means that by driving the BMW 5 series over 15,000 km in a year you can save 90 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres85 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 700 km in combined cycle700 km in combined cycle
690 km with real consumption730 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 4 years4 years


Length: 4.72 m4.98 m
Width: 1.75 m1.86 m
Height: 1.41 m1.44 m
BMW 5 series is smaller.
BMW 5 series is 26 cm shorter than the BMW 7 series, 11 cm narrower, while the height of BMW 5 series is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 460 litres500 litres
BMW 7 series has more luggage space.
BMW 5 series has 40 litres less trunk space than the BMW 7 series.
Turning diameter: no data12 meters
Gross weight (kg): 2`1152`325
Safety: no datano data
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BMW 5 series has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW 7 series has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than BMW 5 series, so BMW 5 series quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 42003600
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 6.2/10
Pros and Cons: BMW 5 sērija has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
BMW 7 sērija has
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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