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2009 BMW M6 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2009 BMW M6 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 4,999 cc (10 cylinders), 2009 BMW M6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW M6 (500 HP @ 7750 RPM) has 240 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW M6 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Acura CL weights approximately 300 kg more than 2009 BMW M6.

Because 2009 BMW M6 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 M6. 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, 2009 BMW M6 (519 Nm @ 6100 RPM) has 204 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 BMW M6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL. 2002 Acura CL has automatic transmission and 2009 BMW M6 has manual transmission. 2009 BMW M6 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:

2009 BMW M6 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model M6 CL
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4999 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 10 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 500 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 7750 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 519 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 6100 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 12.0:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline 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 1280 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4880 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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