Compare 2005 Acura RL vs 2005 BMW 5-Series

2005 Acura RL
2005 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,060 $48,365
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,060
$37,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,365
$41,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$806 / month
$688 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 99.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x .8
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.2 x .9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3984 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8.0" 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 8.0" 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 5000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6200 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.50
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.35
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.93
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RL BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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