Volvo S80 2010 vs BMW 5 series 2007

Volvo S80
2010 - 2011
BMW 5 series
2007 - 2010
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 203 HP170 HP
Torque: 300 NM210 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.5 seconds9.6 seconds
Volvo S80 is more dynamic to drive.
Volvo S80 engine produces 33 HP more power than BMW 5 series, whereas torque is 90 NM more than BMW 5 series. Thanks to more power Volvo S80 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.46.9
The BMW 5 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Volvo S80 consumes 1.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW 5 series, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo S80 could require 225 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 830 km in combined cycle1010 km in combined cycle
1060 km on highway1290 km on highway
BMW 5 series gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)Rear wheel drive (RWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Volvo S80) 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.
Ground clearance: 148 mm (5.8 inches)142 mm (5.6 inches)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 1 years6 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Volvo S60, Volvo XC60, Volvo V60Installed on at least 2 other car models, including BMW 3 sērija, BMW 1 sērija
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The BMW 5 series engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.85 m4.84 m
Width: 1.89 m1.85 m
Height: 1.49 m1.47 m
Volvo S80 is larger.
Volvo S80 is 1 cm longer than the BMW 5 series, 5 cm wider, while the height of Volvo S80 is 2 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 480 litres520 litres
BMW 5 series has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, Volvo S80 has 40 litres less trunk space than the BMW 5 series. This could mean that the Volvo S80 uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: 11.7 meters11.4 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo S80 is 0.3 metres more than that of the BMW 5 series.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1302`030
Safety: no datano data
Quality: no data
Average price (€): 64008000
Rating in user reviews: 9.8/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: Volvo S80 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
BMW 5 sērija has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
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