Acura Automobiles News

2001 Acura 3.5 RL -- Chassis

Jan 2, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.5 RL -- Structure & Body

Jan 2, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.5 RL -- Interior

Jan 2, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.5 RL -- Safety

Jan 2, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.2 TL -- Introduction

Jan 1, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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-...

2001 Acura 3.2 TL -- Powertrain

Jan 1, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura Integra -- Powertrain

Jan 1, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.2 TL -- Chassis

Jan 1, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura Integra -- Chassis

Jan 1, 2001 — OVERVIEW 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...

2001 Acura 3.2 TL -- Interior

Jan 1, 2001 — 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...