Acura introduced its vision for the next
generation of sport utility vehicle with the MD-X concept SUV at the
2000 North American International Auto Show. Featuring advanced
technology and luxury amenities, the multi-dimensional MD-X ...
MOTOR TREND magazine today announced the
selection of the Acura MDX as this year's 2001 Sport/Utility of the
Year (issue dated, December, 2000). Nine editors of Motor Trend
conducted the biggest sport/utility test ever with 12 vehicle...
The Acura 3.5 RL is the flagship sedan of the Acura lineup. The
product of an intensive research and development effort in which
every nuance of the interface between driver and car was examined,
the 3.5 RL luxury sedan take...
The 3.5 RL is powered by a 3.5-liter, all-aluminum, single-overhead
camshaft, 90-degree V-6 engine that produces 210 horsepower at 5200
rpm and 224 lb-ft of torque at a very low 2800 rpm that is designed
to go 105,000 miles befo...
The 3.5 RL is equipped with four-wheel independent double-wishbone
suspension with coil springs, four-wheel disc brakes with ventilated
front rotors, an Acura-designed Antilock Braking System (ABS) and
stabilizer bars in both fr...
The 3.5 RL has a stamped-sheet-steel unit-body structure, designed to
have a very high level of overall rigidity in both bending and
torsion. The highly rigid structure was developed using a Cray
supercomputer running the NASTRA...
A great deal of attention was given to the design, materials, comfort
features and convenience amenities of the 3.5 RL interior, from major
issues such as control location and passenger head, hip and shoulder
room to smaller det...
The 3.5 RL is not just the most luxurious and impressive Acura sedan
ever built it also incorporates state-of-the-art safety engineering.
Advances in strength and rigidity of the unit-body structure, as well
as innovations in si...
By setting sales records every month since its introduction in
September of '98, the 3.2 TL has reaffirmed Acura's position in the
mid-luxury segment as a premier performance nameplate.
Offered exclusively with a 3.2-liter, 24-...
The 3.2-liter VTEC-equipped engine is compact, lightweight and
fuel-efficient, representing the next generation of Acura V-6
powerplants. The 60-degree, 24-valve V-6 is mounted transversely in
the chassis, improving packaging ef...
The Integra features two distinct engines. The LS and GS models
offer an all-aluminum, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder engine
with programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI). This powerplant produces 140
horsepower at 6300 rpm and...
Design goals for the second-generation TL chassis centered on
enhancing its sporty performance while preserving its luxury feel.
These seemingly contradictory needs required a clean sheet approach
to design, embodied by the Acur...
The Integra continues in the enviable tradition of providing a
fully independent, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension system for a
superb combination of sporty handling and excellent ride quality.
The objective was to provide...
OVERVIEW The 3.2 TL body is a significant departure from the previous generation TL. Based on a lengthened version of the Acura/Honda Midsize Global Platform, the new TL unit-body is 70 percent stronger in torsion, 80 percent stronger in...