2014 Acura RLX Compared To The 2013 BMW 528i

If you’ve driven an Acura you know what a difference attention to detail can make. If you haven’t, there’s no better time than the present to take a test drive. The 2014 lineup is impressive with several major upgrades to last year’s models.

Exterior & Interior Features

The 2014 Acura RLX is sleek, attractive and a real head turner. The TL may be Acura’s most popular model but the RLX isn’t going to let it get away easily. The RLX looks fierce from a sitting position and with a 3.5L V6 it can pounce too. This car can really run. What makes this vehicle special are the subtle additions that turn driving to the store from a chore into an activity you’ll be coming up with excuses to do. Let’s start with the GPS controlled automatic climate control; the voice activated multi-use display and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. This is a car that responds to you rather than the other way around. AcuraLink next generation technology offers live updates of traffic and weather directly to your display screen.

Performance Features

Performance is another category where you will definitely be impressed. The i-VTEC variable timing feature adjusts horsepower as needed. Variable cylinder management adjusts the number of valves being used to increase fuel efficiency and Drive-by-Wire™ adjusts to current driving conditions. Handling is more than covered, it’s actually enhanced. The agile handling assist function takes advantage of existing safety features and active braking to assist the driver with precision steering. The Sequential Sportshift offers added security in uncertain situations.

The Acura has better residual value than the BMW and comes with a 72 month/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. If you’ve been thinking about test driving an Acura, now is the time.

“Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.”

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