When comparing the BMW 1 Series's and the Volvo V40's specifications and ratings, the BMW 1 Series has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The BMW 1 Series and Volvo V40 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the BMW 1 Series's and the Volvo V40's specifications and ratings, the BMW 1 Series is a better car than the Volvo V40.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW 1 Series’s base engine makes 230 horsepower, and the Volvo V40 base engine makes 170 horsepower. Both the 1 Series and the V40 are rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 392 and 405 miles respectively. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The BMW 1 Series and Volvo V40 are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.