Compare 1998 BMW 5-Series vs 1998 Acura TL

1998 BMW 5-Series
1998 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L 20 25 $27,430 $30,700
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 24 $29,619 $33,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,590
$27,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,900
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 35.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.5 94.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 11.1 x 0.91
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-Assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
P225/60R15 135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R15 P205/60R15
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)
3450 3282
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
206 @ 3950 170 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5300 176 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.765
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 0.654
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.20 2.650
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 0.976
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 1.905
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura TL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Trailing Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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