Compare 1997 Acura NSX vs 1997 BMW 8-Series

1997 Acura NSX
1997 BMW 8-Series
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2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $72,097 $84,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.2L Manual 17 24 $72,097 $84,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $75,530 $88,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $75,530 $88,000
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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,097
$66,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,000
$75,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1400 / month
$1262 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 35.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.9 81.3
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 Leg Room (in)
- 25.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.3
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
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 23.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.07 3.3
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
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 -
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.025 1.51
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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