InsideLine: 2012 Volvo S60 T5 vs. 2010 BMW 328i

Maybe not the hottest comparison on the block, but InsideLine magazine takes the 2010 BMW 328i and places against the all-new, refreshed 2012 Volvo S60 T5. Under the hood, the T5 gets a turbocharged 5-cylinder that makes 250-hp and 266 lb-ft of torque to deliver a 7.2 second 0-60 mph time. The test car used by InsideLine was equipped with an automatic transmission.

The 2010 BMW 328i is powered by the soon-to-be-retired 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that makes 230 hp. Engine-whipping is done by a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. With less horsepower, but 200 pounds lighter and using a manual transmission, the 328i runs from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

Let’s have a look at some of the track numbers and see how the two vehicles stack up against each other.

2012 Volvo S60 T5 BMW 328i Sedan
0-30 (sec):                                 2.7                                2.3
0-45 (sec):                                 4.7                                4.2
0-60 (sec):                                 7.2                                6.4
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec):        6.9                                6.0
0-75 (sec):                                 10.5                                9.5
1/4-mile (sec @ mph):           15.3 @ 92.5                   14.7 @ 94.8

30-0 (ft):                                     32                                 30
60-0 (ft):                                    128                               126
Skid pad lateral accel (g):         0.85                              0.84
Slalom                                       63.6                              65.0

Full review and stats at InsideLine




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