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2008 BMW 118 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2008 BMW 118 is newer by 6 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 119 more horse power than 2008 BMW 118. (141 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Acura CL should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 118. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 195 kg more than 2008 BMW 118. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 BMW 118 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 2008 BMW 118. 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 2008 BMW 118. (300 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2002 Acura CL will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 118. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2008 BMW 118 has manual transmission. 2008 BMW 118 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:

2008 BMW 118 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model 118 CL
Year Released 2008 2002
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 141 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 16.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1385 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2670 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 65 L


 

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