Compare 2005 Acura RL vs 2005 BMW 5-Series

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

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