Compare 2007 BMW 5-Series vs 2007 Acura RL

2007 BMW 5-Series
2007 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan 525i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 525i 20 29 $40,200 $43,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 525xi 19 28 $42,225 $45,700
4-Door Sedan RWD 530i 20 29 $43,880 $47,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 530xi 19 28 $45,905 $49,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 530xiT 19 28 $48,110 $52,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 24 $54,000 $58,500
4-Door Sedan M5 12 18 $75,900 $82,500
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4-Door Sedan AT (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 18 26 $43,609 $48,665
4-Door Sedan AT Tech Pkg 18 26 $44,266 $49,400
4-Door Sedan AT Tech/CMBS w/PAX 18 26 $47,667 $53,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,200
$41,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,500
$45,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$725 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2007 Acura RL is a top-notch luxury sedan that’s sportier than its conservative exterior might indicate, yet those who want to be seen―or have a V-8 under the hood―should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 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
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 99.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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)
- TBD - 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.79 12.2 x - TBD -
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)
12.8 x 1.18 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.7
Steering Type
Servotronic Variable Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.2
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 4012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 256 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 290 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 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)
4.32 2.70
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura RL
Suspension
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
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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