Compare 2008 Acura RL vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2008 Acura RL
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RL 4-Door Sedan 16 24 $41,576 $46,280
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 16 24 $44,822 $49,900
RL 4-Door Sedan Tech/CMBS w/PAX 16 24 $48,229 $53,700
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528xi AWD 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535xi AWD 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan M5 RWD 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
5 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 535xiT AWD 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,576
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,280
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura RL is a fine luxury sedan, but others offer V-8 power and more distinct styling. The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 113.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4014 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 180
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
PGM-FI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
256 @ 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.60 3.38
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 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RL BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Pivot

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