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 Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.6
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
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 - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 1.905
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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