The Acura Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announces the introduction of the 1993 model year 3-door and 4-door Integra sports sedans. The line is enhanced by the 3-door, leather-trimmed Integra LS Special and the potent Integra GS-R. The GS-R features a performance-oriented, 1.7-liter, 160-hp engine equipped with the Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system pioneered in the NSX.
The standard 1993 Acura Integra engine boasts an all-aluminum, dual overhead camshaft, 4-valve-per-cylinder design. It produces 140 hp at 6300 rpm and 126 lbs-ft of torque at 5000 rpm from its 1.8-liter displacement. Fuel delivery is by way of a Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system. An advanced, electronic engine control computer monitors seven vital engine functions and meters the precise amount of fuel needed for the given operating conditions. The computer constantly adjusts the air/fuel ratio in response to changing ambient conditions such as temperature or elevation.
The Integra is available with a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5-speed incorporates a number of features that enhance shift quality and shift feel. The GS-R features a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission for enhanced performance.
The optional, dual-mode, 4-speed automatic transmission features an advanced design that allows the driver to select the Sport Mode for more responsive performance, or the normal Drive Mode for greater efficiency.
The fully independent, double-wishbone suspension offers a balanced blend of comfort and performance. The front suspension is an upper and lower control arm design with coil springs. An anti-dive geometry enhances stability under braking. The rear suspension is also an upper and lower control arm design with coil springs, and features a trailing arm for positive fore/aft location. The rear geometry is designed to help keep the tire perpendicular to the road under dynamic conditions to help improve cornering power.
Steering is by means of a speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering system. Sensors monitor road speed and automatically modulate the amount of power assist.
All Integra models are equipped with All Season 195/60 R14 tires. The LS and GS 4-door models are equipped with Michelin XGT-H4 195/60 R14 85H tires, while the LS Special, GS 3-door model and GS-R feature high-performance Michelin XGT-V4 P195/60 R14 85V tires.
All Integra models feature a powerful four-wheel disc brake system. The system uses 10.3-inch internally ventilated discs at the front and 9.4-inch solid discs at the rear. Additionally, GS and GS-R models are equipped with a Honda R&D-designed Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
Like all 1993 Acura automobiles, the Integra is covered by a new 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty. The Integra 3- and 4-door with manual transmission achieves 25 mpg/city and 31 mpg/highway, while the automatic transmission registers an equally impressive 23 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway. Prices range from $12,930 for the Integra 3-door RS with manual transmission to $18,795 for the Integra 4-door GS with automatic transmission and leather-trimmed interior.
The Acura Division offers a range of performance luxury automobiles that includes the NSX, the Legend Sedan and Coupe, the Vigor, and the Integra 3- and 4-door sports sedans.