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2002 Acura CL vs. 2012 BMW X5

To start off, 2012 BMW X5 is newer by 10 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 4,400 cc (8 cylinders), 2012 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 BMW X5 (400 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 140 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 BMW X5 weights approximately 860 kg more than 2002 Acura CL. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2012 BMW X5 is all wheel drive (AWD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 BMW X5 will offer significantly more control. 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, 2012 BMW X5 (609 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 294 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2012 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Acura CL 2012 BMW X5
Make Acura BMW
Model CL X5
Year Released 2002 2012
Body Type Coupe SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3210 cc 4400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 260 HP 400 HP
Engine RPM 6900 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 315 Nm 609 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 1750 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front AWD
Transmission Type Automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1580 kg 2440 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 mm 4854 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1933 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1775 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2933 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 85 L


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