Compare the Acura RLX to the BMW 5-Series
Acura couldn’t ignore the BMW 5-Series when it designed its own all-new, mid-size luxury sedan. So how did Acura design the RLX to compete against the BMW 5-Series? They started by giving the RLX a 3.5-liter V-6 engine engine that has 70 horsepower more than the standard BMW engine. They then gave the RLX both front-wheel drive and the state of the art Precision All-Wheel Steer™ system — a feature unavailable on the BMW. As a result, the RLX has an unprecedented level of handling precision and control.
Which vehicle offers more comfort? The RLX has greater cabin space in key areas—almost three inches more rear legroom and almost an inch more shoulder room. The RLX rear passengers can also set their climate control temperature independently of the front passengers.
The instrument panels of both the Acura RLX and the BMW 5-Series offer color screens for information and, if equipped, navigation system displays. In addition, the RLX has a touch screen for audio and climate controls, offering easy access to the most detailed system settings, while leaving the main screen undisturbed.
When shopping for a mid-size luxury vehicle, the RLX has clear advantages over the BMW 5 Series.