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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.

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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 BMW 5-Series:Price, Performance and Features
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Acura has the advantage
2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX
2014 RLX with Technology Package
2013 BMW 5-SeriesBMW 5-Series
Starting Price1$48,450$47,800
Base Engine3.5L V-62.0L Inline-4 Turbo
Horsepower (SAE net)310 @ 6500 rpm240 @ 5000 rpm
All-wheel steeringStandardLuxury Package
Front seats8-way power seats with 4-way lumbar support10-way powered
Heated front seatsStandardOption
Climate ControlTri-zoneDual-zone
Rear seat climate ventsStandardStandard
LED HeadlightsStandardNot available
Rearview cameraStandardOption
Lane Departure Warning56StandardDriver Assistant Plus Package
Forward Collision Warning55StandardNot available
Power moonroofStandardStandard
Standard wheel size18-inch17-inch
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