BMW 5 series 1988 vs Honda Accord 1995

BMW 5 series
1988 - 1991
Honda Accord
1995 - 1998
Body: SedanEstate car / wagon
The wagon generally has more cargo space due to a larger trunk door opening, a roof that extends as far back as possible, and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into cargo space. Sedans tend to be quieter than wagons due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: AutomaticManual
Engine: 2.4 Diesel2.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 116 HP150 HP
Torque: 220 NM198 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14 seconds8.9 seconds
Honda Accord is a more dynamic driving.
BMW 5 series engine produces 34 HP less power than Honda Accord, but torque is 22 NM more than Honda Accord. Due to the lower power, BMW 5 series reaches 100 km/h speed 5.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.39.1
The BMW 5 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
BMW 5 series consumes 1.8 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Honda Accord, which means that by driving the BMW 5 series over 15,000 km in a year you can save 270 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres65 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1090 km in combined cycle710 km in combined cycle
BMW 5 series gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Honda Accord) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (BMW 5 series) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Average engine lifespan: 420'000 km460'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Honda Accord engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years6 years
Engine spread: Used also on BMW 3 sērijaUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW 5 series might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.72 m4.77 m
Width: 1.75 m1.78 m
Height: 1.41 m1.42 m
Both cars are similar in size. BMW 5 series is 5 cm shorter than the Honda Accord, 3 cm narrower, while the height of BMW 5 series is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 460 litres430 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data739 litres
BMW 5 series has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, BMW 5 series has 30 litres more trunk space than the Honda Accord. The Honda Accord may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: 11 meters11.1 meters
The turning circle of the BMW 5 series is 0.1 metres less than that of the Honda Accord.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0101`880
Safety: no datano data
above average

Average price (€): 42002800
Pros and Cons: BMW 5 sērija has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
Honda Accord has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • lower price
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