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Comparing the "1998 BMW 323" and "1998 Acura CL"

Overview

MSRP

$28,700

$22,310

MPG (Combined)

Not Available

Not Available

Engine

168-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)

150-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Transmission

4-speed automatic w/OD ,

5-speed manual

4-speed automatic w/OD ,

5-speed manual w/OD

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

Seats

5

5

Consumer Rating

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Pricing

List Price

$29,270

$22,745

MSRP

$28,700

$22,310

Invoice Price

$25,260

$20,158

Destination Charge

$570

$435

Fuel Economy

Combined MPG

Not Available

Not Available

City MPG

20

20

Highway MPG

30

28

Convenience

Cruise Control

Standard

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not available

Not available

Compass

Not available

Not available

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Driver and passenger

Driver and passenger

Steering Wheel Material

Leather

Leather

Gear Shift Knob Trim

Available: Leather

Available: Leather

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Not available

Standard

Clock

In-dash

In-dash

12-Volt DC Power Outlet

1

1

Retained Accessory Power

Standard

Standard

Dome Light

Fade

Regular

Glovebox Light

Standard

Standard

Map Light

Front & rear

Front

Cargo Light

Standard

Standard

Cupholders

Front

Front

Programmable Garage-Door Opener

Not available

Available

Voice Recorder

Not available

Not available

Tire Mobility Kit

Not available

Not available

Rearview Mirror

Day-night

Day-night

Rear Window Defogger

Standard

Standard

Floor Mats

Not available

Available: Carpeted front & rear

USB Ports

Not available

Not available

Hands Free Auto-Opening Liftgate/Trunk

Not available

Not available

Proximity Key

Not available

Not available

Specifications

Length

174.5 "

190.0 "

Wheelbase

106.3 "

106.9 "

Front Track

55.4 "

59.6 "

Rear Track

55.9 "

59.1 "

Width

67.3 "

70.1 "

Turning Radius

17.1 '

18.5 '

Height

53.1 "

54.7 "

Horsepower

168 @ 5,500 rpm

150 @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

181 @ 3,950 rpm

154 @ 4,800 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

16.4 gal.

17.2 gal.

Bore and Stroke

3.31 / 2.95 "

3.39 / 3.82 "

Drag Coefficient

.31

Not available

Curb Weight

3,075 lbs.

3,009 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

4,045 lbs.

Not available

Maximum Trailer Weight

Not available

Not available

Passenger Volume

82 cu.ft.

85 cu.ft.

Front Legroom

41.1 "

42.9 "

Front Headroom

36.7 "

37.4 "

Front Hip Room

53.2 "

51.6 "

Front Shoulder Room

55.6 "

54.4 "

Rear Legroom

32.7 "

31.0 "

Rear Headroom

35.9 "

35.9 "

Rear Hip Room

52.1 "

47.6 "

Rear Shoulder Room

54.9 "

53.1 "

Maximum Luggage Volume

14.3 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

9.2 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume Seats Folded

14.3 cu.ft.

Not available

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

14.3 cu.ft.

12.0 cu.ft.

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