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2000 BMW 325 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2002 Acura CL is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 BMW 325. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 BMW 325 would be higher. At 3,210 cc (6 cylinders), 2002 Acura CL is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Acura CL (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) has 92 more horse power than 2000 BMW 325. (168 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2000 BMW 325. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 38 kg more than 2000 BMW 325. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2000 BMW 325 is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2000 BMW 325. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2002 Acura CL (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 70 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 BMW 325. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 BMW 325. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2000 BMW 325 has manual transmission. 2000 BMW 325 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Acura CL will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2000 BMW 325 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model 325 CL
Year Released 2000 2002
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 168 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 86 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1542 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4490 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 65 L


 

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