Compare 2003 Acura RSX vs 2003 BMW 3-Series

2003 Acura RSX
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3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,215 $19,975
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,034 $20,875
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,193 $21,050
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $20,013 $21,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,215 $23,270
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,215
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,975
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
79.2 91
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
30.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 58
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.8 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.35 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)
10.3 x 0.82 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2721 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
141 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6500 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.267 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.212 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.738 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.880 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.389 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.921 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Control Link w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.90 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link

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