Compare 2006 Acura RSX vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Acura RSX
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2-Door Coupe MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe MT 27 34 $18,548 $20,325
2-Door Coupe AT 25 34 $19,368 $21,225
2-Door Coupe MT Leather 27 34 $19,595 $21,475
2-Door Coupe AT Leather 25 34 $20,415 $22,375
2-Door Coupe 6-spd MT Type-S Leather 23 31 $21,753 $23,845
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,548
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,325
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
46.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.4 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
16.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.35 11.8 x 0.79
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 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.59 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2734 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.5" 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
139 @ 4000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6500 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RSX BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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 -

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