Compare 1997 BMW 8-Series vs 1997 Acura CL

1997 BMW 8-Series
1997 Acura CL
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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
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2-Door Coupe 2.2L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.2L Manual 25 31 $19,647 $22,110
2-Door Coupe 2.2L Automatic 23 29 $20,358 $22,910
2-Door Coupe 2.2L Manual Premium Pkg 25 31 $20,580 $23,160
2-Door Coupe 2.2L Automatic Premium Pkg 23 29 $21,291 $23,960
2-Door Coupe 3.0L 20 28 $22,313 $25,110
2-Door Coupe 3.0L Premium Pkg 20 28 $23,512 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$19,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$22,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
25.2 31.0
Front Head Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.3 84.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 35.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.33
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 54.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 11.98
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 - TBD - 10.2 x 0.91
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.04
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R16 Compact
Front 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)
4167 3,009
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 6.0"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 6.0"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 147 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 145 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.193
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.685
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.807
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 4.266
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.903
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 3.285
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Acura CL
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar Double-Wishbone

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