Compare 1997 BMW 8-Series vs 1997 Acura NSX

1997 BMW 8-Series
1997 Acura NSX
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2-Door Coupe 840ciA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 840ciA 15 20 $66,265 $75,700
2-Door Coupe 850ciA 14 20 $81,885 $94,700
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2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $72,097 $84,000
2-Door NSX Coupe 3.2L Manual 17 24 $72,097 $84,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.0L Automatic 18 24 $75,530 $88,000
2-Door NSX-T Open Top 3.2L Manual 17 24 $75,530 $88,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,265
$72,097
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,700
$84,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1262 / month
$1400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
25.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
35.9 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.3 48.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 174.2
Height, Overall (in)
52.8 46.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 99.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.5 5.0
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.91
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.07
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R16 P215/45ZR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/50R16 165/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R16 P245/40ZR17
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)
4167 3113
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17" x 8.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
282 @ 5700 252 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3900 210 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.4L/268 3.0L/181
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 1.909
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.551
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.684
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 2.611
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.025
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Acura NSX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-Roll Bar w/Coil Springs

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