Compare 2003 BMW 5-Series vs 2003 Acura CL

2003 BMW 5-Series
2003 Acura CL
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525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
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2-Door Coupe 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 20 29 $25,995 $28,200
2-Door Coupe 3.2L w/Navigation System 20 29 $27,974 $30,350
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S 19 28 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S 20 29 $28,159 $30,550
2-Door Coupe 3.2L 6-Speed Type S w/Navigation System 19 28 $30,138 $32,700
2-Door Coupe 3.2L Type S w/Navigation System 20 29 $30,138 $32,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$25,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$28,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$470 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 90.0
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 192.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
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)
- TBD - 11.1 x .35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr Variable pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L (152) 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 225 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 216 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.021
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.470
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 0.653
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.564
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura CL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Dr Cpe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent

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