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2007 BMW X3 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2007 BMW X3 is newer by 5 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 2007 BMW X3. (215 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2007 BMW X3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 BMW X3 weights approximately 185 kg more than 2002 Acura CL.

Because 2007 BMW X3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2002 Acura CL. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2007 BMW X3 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, 2007 BMW X3 (480 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 165 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 BMW X3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2007 BMW X3 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model X3 CL
Year Released 2007 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2993 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 215 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 480 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 17.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1765 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1680 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1860 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 65 L


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