BMW 5 series 1993 vs Volvo 940 1992

BMW 5 series
1993 - 1995
Volvo 940
1992 - 1992
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.5 Diesel2.4 Diesel


Power: 115 HP82 HP
Torque: 222 NM145 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds16.5 seconds
BMW 5 series is more dynamic to drive.
BMW 5 series engine produces 33 HP more power than Volvo 940, whereas torque is 77 NM more than Volvo 940. Thanks to more power BMW 5 series reaches 100 km/h speed 3.5 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.17.5
The BMW 5 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
BMW 5 series consumes 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Volvo 940, which means that by driving the BMW 5 series over 15,000 km in a year you can save 60 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres75 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1120 km in combined cycle1000 km in combined cycle
BMW 5 series gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.72 m4.87 m
Width: 1.75 m1.75 m
Height: 1.41 m1.41 m
BMW 5 series is 15 cm shorter than the Volvo 940, width is practically the same also the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 460 litres471 litres
BMW 5 series has 11 litres less trunk space than the Volvo 940.
Turning diameter: 11 meters9.9 meters
The turning circle of the BMW 5 series is 1.1 metres more than that of the Volvo 940, which means BMW 5 series can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9751`820
Safety: no datano data
above average

above average
Volvo 940 has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for BMW 5 series, so Volvo 940 quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 40001800
Rating in user reviews: 8.2/10 8.9/10
Pros and Cons: BMW 5 sērija has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
Volvo 940 has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
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