2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 BMW 5 Series

Silver 2018 Acura RLX, VS Icon, and Silver 2018 BMW 5 Series

IIf you're in the market for a luxury sedan, you know how many options there are out there. The 2018 Acura RLX is a stylish option with an edge. The team here at Bill Gatton Acura wants to make sure that you're always shopping with the most information possible, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Acura RLX vs the 2018 BMW 5 Series. Let's see how they compare.

We'll specifically be comparing the base-level trim of the 2018 Acura RLX with its Technology Package to the BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan. The Acura's standard 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. The BMW's smaller I-4 engine comparatively has an output of 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. For some drivers, this may leave some power to be desired. For interested drivers, there's also an available hybrid version of the 2018 Acura RLX This hybrid version packs a punch with 377 horsepower and advanced drivetrain systems.

New 2018 Acura RLX

2018 Acura RLX with Technology Package VS 2018 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan
42.3 inches & 38.8 inches Front & Rear Legroom 41.4 inches & 36.5 inches
272 lb-ft of torque Max Torque Output 258 lb-ft of torque
310 Horsepower Max Horsepower Output 248 Horsepower
Standard Feature Heated Front Seats Feature Available Feature

2018 Acura RLX Johnson City TN

If you take a look at the chart above, you can see just how these two luxury sedans compare in black and white. The 2018 Acura RLX features a premium interior complete with leather-trim and woodgrain interiors. Along with its premium features, the RLX also features slightly more room than its BMW counterpart. You can see that drivers of the 2018 RLX get 42.3 inches of legroom, and BMW drivers get a slightly shorter 41.4 inches. The RLX sweetens the deal with standard heated seats, which are available in higher trims of the 2018 BMW 5 Series Sedan.

If you think you're interested in the 2018 Acura RLX, look no further than Bill Gatton Acura. You can schedule a test drive online, or request one here at the dealership.


Front View of Red 2018 Acura RLX
Steering Wheel and Touchscreen of 2018 Acura RLX
Rear View of Blue 2018 Acura RLX
Headlight of Black 2018 Acura RLX



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