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2006 BMW 630 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2006 BMW 630 is newer by 4 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 6 more horse power than 2006 BMW 630. (254 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2006 BMW 630. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 BMW 630 weights approximately 180 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2006 BMW 630 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 2006 BMW 630. 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 15 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 BMW 630. (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 BMW 630. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2006 BMW 630 has manual transmission. 2006 BMW 630 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:

2006 BMW 630 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model 630 CL
Year Released 2006 2002
Body Type Convertible Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2996 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 254 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 85 mm 89 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.7:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium 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 1760 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2790 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


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