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1997 Acura TL - Specifications
Specifications
3.2TL 2.5TL
Engine Type

3.2-liter, 24-valve SOHC

2.5-liter, 20-valve SOHC, inline 5-cylinder
Horsepower, SAE net
200 hp @5300 rpm
176 hp @6300 rpm
Torque, SAE net
210 lbs-ft @4500 rpm
170 lbs-ft @3900 rpm
Redline
6300rpm
6800 rpm
Fuel Cutoff
6500 rpm
7100 rpm
Bore & Stroke
3.54 in x 3.31 in (90mm x 84 mm)
3.35 in x 3.40 in (85mm x 86.4 mm)
Displacement
196 cu in (3206 cc)
150 cu in (2451 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with Variable Volume Induction System (3.2TL)
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with Dual Stage Induction System (2.5TL)
Valvetrain 4 valves per cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Head Aluminum alloy
Emission Control 3-way catalytic converter /EGR
Ignition System Electronic direct ignition with dual knock sensors (3.2TL)
Electronic ignition with dual knock sensors (2.5TL)
Alternator 110 amp. max. (3.2TL)
100 amp. max (2.5TL)
Battery 12V, maintenance-free
Recommended Fuel Premium unleaded, 96 octane
Body Type All-steel unit body
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent double-wishbone with trailing link, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Gas-pressurized with progressive valve, front and rear
Stabilizer Bars (Tubular)
Front 28.6mm x 3.5 mm diameter (3.2TL)
28.6mm x 4.0 mm diameter (2.5TL)
Rear 14.7mm x 2.6mm diameter (3.2TL)
15.9mm x 2.6mm diameter (2.5TL)
Steering Type Speed-sensitive, variable powerassisted, rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.7:1 (3.2TL)
17.5:1 (2.5TL)
Steering Wheel Turns, lock-to-lock 3.3 (3.2TL)
3.5 (2.5TL)
Turning Circle (wheel-to-wheel)

3.2TL: 34.8 ft. (10.6mm)
2.5TL: 36.1 ft. (11.0mm)

Wheels 6.5 JJ x 15 cast-aluminum alloy (3.2TL)
6 JJ x 15 cast-aluminum alloy (2.5TL)
Tires P205/65 R15 94V M+S All Season (3.2TL)
P205/60 R15 91H M+S All Season (2.5TL)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes
Front Discs Ventilated, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter, .9.1in (23 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs 10.3in (260 mm) diameter, .35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Swept Area Front: 114.7sq in (740cm2)
Rear: 84.9 sq in (548 cm2)
Separate parking caliper
Parking Brake Disc-type, mechanically actuated on rear wheels
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 3-channel system with 4 wheel-speed sensors and electronic/hydraulic control unit
Powertrain
Type Transverse-mounted front engine/front-wheel drive with equal-length driveshafts
Transmission Ratios (:1)
Automatic Transmission
.
3.2TL
2.5TL
1st
2.458
2.650
2nd
1.455
1.531
3rd
0.949
0.976
4th
0.652
0.654
Reverse
1.880
1.905
Secondary
1.333
1.622
Final
3.133
2.765
Capacities
Crankcase 5.6 U.S. quarts (5.3 liters) refill capacity including filter (3.2TL)
5.5 U.S. quarts (5.2 liters) refill capacity including filter (2.5TL)
Cooling System 8.1 U.S. quarts (7.7 liters) (3.2TL)
7.4 U.S. quarts (7.0 liters) (2.5TL)
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65 liters)
Passenger Volume 94.7 cu ft
Cargo Volume (trunk) 14.1 cu ft
Total Volume 108.8 cu ft
Fuel Economy
Factory Estimated Fuel Mileage, City/Highway*

19/24 (3.2TL)
20/25 (2.5TL)

*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary.
Exterior Dimensions
3.2TL
2.5TL
Wheelbase
111.8 in (2840 mm)
111.8 in (2840 mm)
Track, front
61.0 in (1550 mm)
59.8 in (1520 mm)
Track, rear
59.4 in (1510 mm)
59.4 in (1510 mm)
Length
191.7 in (4870 mm)
191.5 in (4865 mm)
Width
70.9 in (1800 mm)
70.3 in (1785 mm)
Height
55.7 in (1415 mm)
55.3 in (1405 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance
4.7 in (120 mm)
4.7 in (120 mm)
Curb Weight
3461 lbs (1570 kg)
3252 lbs (1475 kg)
Premuum Package
3516 lbs (1595 kg)
3282 lbs (1490 kg)
Weight Distribution (% F/R)
60/40
60/40
Interior Dimensions
Front:
Head Room (w/out moonroof)
39.1 in (992mm)
39.1 in (992mm)
Leg Room
43.7 in (1110mm)
43.7 in (1110mm)
Hip Room
53.9 in (1369mm)
53.9 in (1369mm)
Shoulder Room
54.6 in (1386mm)
54.6 in (1386mm)
Rear:
Head Room
36.9 in (937mm)
36.9 in (937mm)
Leg Room
35.2 in (895mm)
35.2 in (895mm)
Hip Room
54.3 in (1379mm)
54.3 in (1379mm)
Shoulder Room
54.1 in (1373mm)
54.1 in (1373mm)
Warranties
Vehicle 4-year /50,000-mile limited warranty
Outer Body Rust-Through 5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty
Roadside Assistance (TLC) 4-year / 50,000-miles
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