HEADLINES

1997 Acura CL Specifications
Engine Type 3.0-liter, 24-valve SOHC w /VTEC
V-6 (3.0CL)
2.2-liter, 16-valve SOHC w /VTEC
inline 4-cylinder (2.2CL)
Horsepower, SAE net 200 hp @5500 rpm (3.0CL)
145 hp @5500 rpm (2.2CL)
Torque, SAE net 195 lbs-ft @4700 rpm (3.0CL)
1471bs-ft @4500 rpm (2.2CL)
Redline 6300 rpm
Fuel Cutoff

6600 rpm (3.0 CL)
6500 rpm (2.2 CL)

Bore & Stroke 3.39 in x 3.39 in
(86.0mm x 86.0mm) (3.0CL)
3.35 in x 3.74 in
(85.0mm x 95.0mm) (2.2CL)
Displacement 182.9 cu in (2997 cc) (3.0 CL)
131.6 cu in (2156 cc) (2.2 CL)
Compression Ratio 9:4:1 (3.0 CL) 8:8:1 (2.2 CL)
Induction System Multi-point Programmed Fuel
Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain SOHC 24-valve w /Variable Valve
Timing and Lift Electronic Control
(VTEC) system (3.0CL)
SOHC 16-valve w /Variable Valve
Timing and Lift Electronic Control
(VTEC) system (2.2CL)
Engine Block Aluminum alloy
Cylinder Head Aluminum alloy with 4 valves per
cylinder and VTEC
Emission Control 3-way catalyst
Ignition System Full Electronic ignition
Alternator 12V, 100A (3.0CL)
12V, 90A (2.2CL)
Battery 12V, 72A (3.0CL)
12V, 65A (2.2CL)
Recommended Fuel Unleaded regular
Body Type Unit body
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone
Rear Suspension Independent double-wishbone
Shock Absorbers NWS-type (New Wide Setting)
Stabilizer Bars
Front Diameter
Rear Diameter


Front Diameter
Rear Diameter
(3.0CL)
25 mm (0.98 in) (solid)
16 mm (0.63 in) (solid)
(2.2CL)
27.2 mm (1.07 in) (hollow)
15.0mm (0.59 in) (solid)
Steering Type Rotary-valve, variable-assist,
power rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 17:1:1 (3.0 CL) 16:3:1 (2.2 CL)
Steering Wheel
Turns, lock-tolock
3.0
Turning Diameter 39.04 ft (11.9 m)
Wheels 6 JJ x 16 5.spoke (3.0CL)
6 JJ x 16 6-spoke (2.2CL)
Tires P205/55 R16 Michelin MXV4

Braking System
Front Discs






Rear Discs





Total Swept
Area


Parking Brake
Anti-lock
Braking
System (ABS)

(3.0CL)
Ventilated, 11.1 in (282 mm)
diameter, .98 in (25 mm) rotor
thickness
(2.2CL)
Ventilated, 10.24in (260mm)
diameter, .91 in (23 mm) rotor
thickness
(3.0CL)
Solid, 10.24 in (260 mm) diameter,
.39 in (10 mm) rotor thickness
(2.2CL)
Solid, 10.24 in (260 mm) diameter,
.39 in (10 mm) rotor thickness
(3.0CL)
370.1sq in (2389cm2)
(2.2CL)
363.9 sq in (2267 cm2)
Separate parking caliper
Acura-designed system with four
wheel-speed sensors and
electronic/hydraulic control unit
Powertrain
Type Transverse front engine/front-wheel drive
Transmission Ratios (:1) 3.0 CL
4-speed automatic
2.2 CL
5-speed automatic
2.2 CL
4-speed automatic
1st 2.543 3.285 2.736
2nd 1.502 1.807 1.483
3rd 0.947 1.193 1.026
4th 0.632 0.903 0.674
5th - 0.685 -
Reverse 1.846 3.000 2.047
Final Drive 4.200 4.266 4.285
Capacities
Crankcase 4.6 U.S quarts (4.4 liters) refill
capacity, less filter (3.0CL)
5.8 U.s. quarts (5.6 liters) refill
capacity, less filter (2.2CL)
Cooling System 9.3 u.s. quarts (8.8 liters)
(3.0CL)
7.3 US quarts (6.9 liters)
(2.2CL wi 5-speed manual)
7.2 U.S. quarts (6.8 liters)
(2.2CL wi 4-speed automatic)
Fuel Tank 17.2 U.S. gallons (65 liters)
Passenger Volume 84.7 cu ft
Cargo Volume (trunk) 11.98 cu ft
Total Volume 96.68 cu ft
Fuel Economy
Factory Estimated Fuel Mileage, City/Highway*
3.0 CL
2.2 CL
TBA
25/31 (manual)

23/29 (automatic

*Use for comparison purposes only. California figures are the same. Your mileage may vary.
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 106.9 in (2715 mm)
Track, front 59.6 in (1515 mm)
Track, rear 59.1 in (1500 mm)
Overall length 190.0 in (4827 mm)
Overall width 70.1 in (1780 mm)
Height* 54.7 in (1390 mm)
* measured at the Manufacturers
Design Load Weight
Minimum Ground Clearance* 4.33 in (110 mm)
* measured at the Manufacturers
Design Load Weight
Curb Weight 3.0 CL
automatic
2.2 CL
automatic
. 3219 lbs 3064 lbs
. (1460 kg) (1365 kg)
Weight Distribution 3.0 CL 2.2 CL
(% F/R) 64/36 63/37
Interior Dimensions
Front
Head Room 37.4 in
(951 mm)
Leg Room 42.9 in
(1090 mm)
Hip Room 51.6 in
(1310 mm)
Shoulder Room 54.4 in
(1383 mm)
Rear
Head Room 35.9 in
(913 mm)
Leg Room 31.0 in
(788mm)
Hip Room 47.6 in
(1210mm)
Shoulder Room 53.1 in
(1349mm)
Warranties
Vehicle 4-year 150,000-mile limited
warranty
Outer Body Rust Through 5-year / unlimited-mile limited
warranty
Roadside Assistance (TLC) 4-year 150 ,OOO-miles
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