New Class-Leading 3.2-Liter, V-6 Engine
The heart of the new TL is a compact, new 3.2-liter, 225-horsepower VTEC V-6.
With more low-end torque and peak power than its predecessor, this new 24-valve,
V-6-drives the TL to class-leadi...
The new 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% stronger in torsion, 80% stronger in bending...
For 1998, a single potent, powertrain drives the TL. The new 3.2 liter VTEC-equipped
engine is substantially lighter than its predecessor, develops more horsepower
and torque, delivers improved acceleration and superior fu...
The new TL is manufactured for markets worldwide exclusively in Ohio. It will
be sold in the United States, Canada, Japan and other Asian countries. The vast
majority of the TL's component parts are sourced and manufacture...
The handsome new cockpit-style interior has an intimate, driver-oriented feel,
resplendent in luxurious materials like the hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering
wheel- all assembled with great attention to detail. The TL...
Design goals for the TL chassis centered on enhancing its sporting performance
while preserving its luxury feel. These seemingly contradictory needs required
a clean sheet apporach to design, embodied by the Acura/Honda M...
The Acura CL Series two-door sport-luxury coupe marks a significant milestone
in the company's history. Conceived specifically with the needs and tastes of
American buyers in mind, the CL Series is the first Acura model to be desig...
Because luxury-car feel and safety were priorities of the CL project, the engineers
concentrated on optimizing the rigidity of the CL unit body structure to provide
excellent crash protection, excellent isolation from noise ...
3.0 CL Overview
The 3.0CL is powered by a state-of-the-art, transversely mounted, single-overhead
camshaft, all-aluminum 3.0-liter V-6 engine created jointly in the United States
and Japan. The engine is built exclusively at the An...
The CL offers a spacious, elegantly styled interior appointed with an extensive
array of luxury and convenience features. The instrument panel and operating
systems have been optimized for ergonomic performance, while the ...
As the first Acura model to be designed and manufactured in the United States,
the CL breaks new ground for the Acura line while also ushering in an exciting
new era for the Acura nameplate.
The engineers and stylists crea...
The CL is equipped with a 4-wheel, independent double-wishbone suspension with
coil springs and front and rear stabilizer bars. The suspension has been designed
to provide excellent directional stability and the tight, pre...
Engineers designed and crafted the CL body to provide a bold and elegant shape,
a spacious seating area, excellent visibility and a passenger cabin optimized
to be free of road and wind noise and highly resistant to impact...
Acura today unveiled its most exclusive, best handling
and quickest model ever at the 1998 Miami International Auto Show. The 1999
Alex Zanardi Edition NSX takes Acura's all aluminum exotic sports car to new
levels of excitem...
As the top-selling automobile in its category for four consecutive years; the Acura Integra continues to lead the competition by providing sporty performance, excellent quality and great value to create the ultimate in a fun-to-drive-pac...
With outstanding performance, responsive handling, sleek neoclassic styling and best-in-class luxury appointments, the Acura CL luxury sports coupes are a winning combination with the perfect balance of sportiness and sophistication.