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2002 Acura CL vs. 2009 BMW 325

To start off, 2009 BMW 325 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Acura CL. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Acura CL 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 45 more horse power than 2009 BMW 325. (215 HP @ 6100 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2009 BMW 325. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 85 kg more than 2009 BMW 325. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 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 2009 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 45 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 BMW 325. (270 Nm @ 2400 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 BMW 325.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Acura CL 2009 BMW 325
Make Acura BMW
Model CL 325
Year Released 2002 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 2494 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 6100 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 270 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 2400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 86 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.8:1 12.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 1495 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4590 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1400 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2770 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 63 L


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