Compare 2007 BMW 5-Series vs 2007 Acura RL

2007 BMW 5-Series
2007 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan RWD 525i
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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 99.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.5
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
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)
- TBD - 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
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
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
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
13.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.7
Steering Type
Servotronic 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 - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3396 4012
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 290 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
- TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 256 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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