Compare 2005 BMW 5-Series vs 2005 Acura RL

2005 BMW 5-Series
2005 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,060 $48,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$43,060
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$48,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$806 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
12.6 x .8 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3984
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17" x 8.0"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17"
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17" x 8.0"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 130
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 260 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.48
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 2.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Double-Wishbone

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