Compare 2004 BMW 3-Series vs 2004 Acura TL

2004 BMW 3-Series
2004 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,730 $28,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,325 $29,850
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,915 $30,500
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $28,190 $30,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,780 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,190 $35,200
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $33,650 $36,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $33,785 $36,950
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $34,560 $37,800
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,290 $44,100
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,020 $47,100
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,755 $55,600
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic 20 28 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual 20 30 $29,754 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires 20 30 $29,936 $32,850
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Automatic w/Navigation 20 28 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual w/Navigation 20 30 $31,575 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Manual HP Tires w/Navi 20 30 $31,757 $34,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,730
$29,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,100
$32,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$544 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 97.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.0 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.7 12.5
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.4 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 39.7
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.77
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
P205/55R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P235/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3575
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 238 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.2L/196
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 1.552
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.666
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.563
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.021
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.480
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs

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