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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.7 12.5
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 15.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3575
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17" x 8"
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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 -
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Acura TL
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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