The Acura 3.5RL 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 3.5RL luxury sedan takes ...
The 3.5RL 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 100,000 miles befor...
The 3.5RL 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 fro...
The 3.5RL 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 NASTRAN...
In 1999, the 3.5RL received a more aggressively styled exterior
highlighted by a wider wheel stance and sharply chiseled body
character lines. Restyled exterior panels including the front and
rear bumpers, front chin spoiler, ho...
A great deal of attention was given to the design, materials, comfort
features and convenience amenities of the 3.5RL interior, from major
issues such as control location and passenger head, hip and shoulder
room to smaller deta...
The 3.5RL is not just the most luxurious and impressive Acura sedan
ever built; it also represents the ultimate in state-of-the-art
safety engineering for automobiles in its class. Advances in strength
and rigidity of the unit-b...
The 3.5RL sedan enters the
new millennium as Acura's flagship in the areas of automotive safety,
innovation and luxury. All-new technologies for the 2000 model year
include Acura's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system and the
After the highly successful launch of the new-generation 3.2TL in
model-year '99, it might be logical to expect 2000 to be a slow year
for the TL from a technical standpoint. Once again the TL exceeds
expectations-this time with...
A single, potent powertrain drives the 3.2TL. To meet tougher
emissions standards while simultaneously improving performance for
2000, this sophisticated all-aluminum V-6 now has revised camshafts,
larger intake and exhaust valv...
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 3.2TL 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 ...
The 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 3.2TL has more usa...
The TL is engineered as a total safety package with features designed
to help in accident avoidance and to help protect the passengers in
the event a collision is unavoidable. The best form of safety
engineering is the type that...
The new TL is assembled exclusively in Ohio for markets worldwide. It
is sold in the United States, Canada, Japan and other Asian
countries. The vast majority of the TL's component parts are sourced
and manufactured in the Unite...
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 ...