Compare 2005 Acura NSX vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

2005 Acura NSX
2005 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe AT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
2-Door Coupe MT 17 24 $79,213 $89,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$79,213
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$89,000
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1483 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.9 90.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 176
Height, Overall (in)
46.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 10.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.9 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 34.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40ZR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/40ZR17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3153 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 9.0" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
224 @ 5500 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/194 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 7100 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.66
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.72 - TBD -

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