Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 BMW 3-Series

2010 Acura TL
2010 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,673 $35,105
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,093 $38,835
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,010 $39,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,928 $38,655
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $61,685 $67,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,730 $58,400
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,970 $55,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,673
$41,400

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,105
$45,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$585 / month
$750 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

Boldly styled and laden with high-tech features, the 2010 Acura TL is a solid value, though enthusiasts might find its overall ability lacking. The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Sub-Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.8 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 55.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.2 84.2

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 36.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 49.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.5 41.8

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

36.2 31.9

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 38.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.2 59.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

195.3 178.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 54.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 59.6

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 108.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.0 70.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.1 9.0

Brakes

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)

13.2 x 0.4 11.8 x - TBD -

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 1.1 12.3 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 16.1

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.0 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 36.1

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P225/45R17

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)

3721 3792

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 17 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 17 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.1 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

254 @ 5000 200 @ 2750

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6200 230 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I6

Fuel System

PGM-FI MPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 20

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.66

Trans Type

5 6

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.49 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 3.94

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.46

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.31 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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TL BMW 3 Series

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 2 Door Convertible

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.18 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent 5-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double Pivot

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 5

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 9.3

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