Compare 1998 Acura CL vs 1998 BMW 3-Series

1998 Acura CL
1998 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.3L Automatic Base 23 29 $20,881 $23,110
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.3L Automatic w/Premium Pkg 23 29 $21,830 $24,160
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual Base 25 31 $20,158 $22,310
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 31 $21,107 $23,360
CL 2-Door Coupe 3.0L Base 20 28 $22,869 $25,310
CL 2-Door Coupe 3.0L w/Premium Pkg 20 28 $24,090 $26,660
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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 32 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $23,030 $26,150
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 32 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 22 31 $19,325 $21,390
3 Series 323IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 30 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $30,510 $34,700
3 Series 323IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 30 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 323ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $25,260 $28,700
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 18 26 $29,110 $33,100
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,455 $41,500
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,195 $33,200
3 Series M 2-Door Roadster 3.2L 20 28 $37,065 $42,200
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $40,300 $45,900
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,880 $39,700
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 32 $26,015 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 26 $31,555 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,881
$23,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,110
$26,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 85.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.33 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.0 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.98 10.3
Brakes
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)
10.2 x 0.4 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.04 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3004 2954
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/138 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.863 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.427 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.466 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.620 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.528 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.981 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura CL BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Central Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar

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