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2011 BMW X6 vs. 2002 Acura CL

To start off, 2011 BMW X6 is newer by 9 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), 2011 BMW X6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2011 BMW X6 (480 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 220 more horse power than 2002 Acura CL. (260 HP @ 6900 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2011 BMW X6 should accelerate faster than 2002 Acura CL. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 BMW X6 weights approximately 1035 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 2011 BMW X6 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, 2011 BMW X6 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, 2011 BMW X6 (779 Nm @ 1750 RPM) has 464 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Acura CL. (315 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2011 BMW X6 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Acura CL.

Compare all specifications:

2011 BMW X6 2002 Acura CL
Make BMW Acura
Model X6 CL
Year Released 2011 2002
Body Type SUV Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4400 cc 3210 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 480 HP 260 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 6900 RPM
Torque 779 Nm 315 Nm
Torque RPM 1750 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline / Electric Hybrid Gasoline
Drive Type AWD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2615 kg 1580 kg
Vehicle Length 4879 mm 4880 mm
Vehicle Width 1984 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1689 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2934 mm 2580 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 65 L


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