When it Comes to Horsepower, TLX Trumps BMW

August 20th, 2014 by

The 2014 BMW 3 Series isn’t short on horsepower, but when you compare it to the 2015 Acura TLX with V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, well, the 328i comes up short. That’s not the only win for Acura when you compare these two side by side either; when you finish reading, we think you’ll agree with us that the TLX is the smarter buy.

What’s Under the Hood

The Acura TLX has a 3.5L V6 under the hood, rated at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque—that’s power and torque befitting a true sport sedan. How does the BMW shake out? Well, it has a 2.0L four-cylinder for starters, putting it at a notable disadvantage when it comes to power. BMW’s engine is rated at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. It’s not bad for a four-cylinder, but it’s clearly coming up short of the Acura.

Other Benefits of an Acura

Acura is about far more than just giving you some of the most powerful vehicles on the road today, however. We are proud to stock some of the most luxurious as well, and you can find all of these features on the TLX with 3.5L V6:

  • Paddle shifters for the nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview backup camera
  • Front heated seating
  • Surround sound
  • LED headlights

That’s a special list of features, too. You see, they either require upgrade or are unavailable on the BMW 328i, giving you a nice list of advantages over the BMW sedan. And that’s not even mentioning Acura’s superior powertrain warranty—72-month/70,000-miles to the 48-month/50,000-miles of the BMW.

Test Drive a TLX Today

So, what do you think? Would you rather drive home the 2014 BMW 328i or the 2015 Acura TLX? Don’t answer yet; you really should see the 2015 TLX in action before making any kind of decision on it. Stop by a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and let us put you behind the wheel for a test drive.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville
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