Volvo S90 vs. BMW 5-Series Front - Comparison #1

Volvo S90 vs. BMW 5-Series
Comparison illustrates design differences and should not be used or understood as a contrasting of advantages of one model over another. Lighting, shooting angle and other factors may affect the appearance of the model.

S90 versus 5-Series

Volvo's all-new Mid-Size Luxury sedan is here, and it's ready to compete against the German domination of the segment.

The S90 resembles quite noticeable design resemblances with the, already old, BMW 5-Series. Comparing the exterior dimensions we note that the S90 is slightly longer and wider, but in the meantime has a shorter wheelbase and overall height, which have compromised the interior dimensions.

Compared to BMW's four, not counting M5, engines, Volvo only offers one 2-liter inline-4. Although depending on the tuning the power on S90 ranges from 250 to 316 hp, depending on the configuration.

As of now the S90 is offered only with all wheel drive system, and is impressively priced lower than the 5-Series.

Specification Comparison

2017 Volvo S902016 BMW 5 Series
  • 528i Sedan
  • 528i XDrive Sedan
  • 535d Sedan
  • 535d XDrive Sedan
  • 535i Sedan
  • 535i XDrive Sedan
  • 550i Sedan
  • 550i XDrive Sedan
MSRP$46,950 - $66,905$50,200 - $68,600
Engine2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
  • 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo
  • 3.0L Inline-6 Turbo Diesel
  • 4.4L V-8 Twin-Turbo
Power250 - 316 hp240 - 443 hp
Torque258 - 295 lb-ft260 - 479 lb-ft
Transmission-8-Speed Automatic
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Rear Wheel Drive
Towing Capacity3700 - 4600 lbs-
0 to 60 mph5.1 - 6.7 sec (est)4.3 - 6.2 sec
Fuel Consumption
MPG (City / Comb. / Hw.)-16 - 26 / 19 - 30 / 25 - 38
Tank Capacity14.5 - 15.9 gal18.5 gal
Exterior Dimensions
Width79.5 in82.4 in
Width w/o Mirrors74.4 in73.2 in
Length195.4 in193.4 in
Height56.8 in57.6 in
Min. Ride Height-5.6 in
Wheelbase115.8 in116.9 in
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity5-
First Row Leg Room42.2 in41.4 in
First Row Head Room38.7 in40.5 in
First Row Shoulder Room57.5 in58.3 in
Second Row Leg Room35.9 in35.3 in
Second Row Head Room37.8 in38.3 in
Second Row Shoulder Room55.9 in56.2 in

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