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Selected Style 2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $75,530 $88,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $75,530 $88,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.2L Manual 17 24 $72,097 $84,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $72,097 $84,000
840CIA 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,097
$66,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,000
$75,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1400 / month
$1262 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³) 48.9 81.3
Front Head Room (in) 36.3 35.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 57.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) - 25.2
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.2 188.2
Height, Overall (in) 46.1 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.6 105.7
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 9.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.10 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.91 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 23.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.07 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) -TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40ZR17 P235/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45ZR16 P235/50R16
Spare Tire Size 165/75R16 P235/50R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3113 4167
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material -TBD- Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16" x 7" 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17" x 8.5" 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 140
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/181 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 252 @ 6600 282 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 5300 310 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.025 1.51
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.909 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.551 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.428 2.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.684 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.611 3.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura NSX BMW 8 Series
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent
 
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