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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