2008 Acura RL - Specifications

Engine Type 3.5-liter, SOHC, 60-degree VTEC® V-6
Horsepower 290 hp@ 6200 rpm
Torque 256 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm
Bore and Stroke 3.50 in x 3.66 in (89 mm x 93 mm)
Displacement 212 cu in (3471 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Induction System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Valvetrain Variable valve Timing and Lift electronic Control (VTEC™) with 4-valves-per-cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft
Engine Block Aluminum alloy with centrifugally cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Head Aluminum alloy with 4-valves-per-cylinder with pent-roof combustion chambers
Emission Control Close-coupled catalytic converter
CARB-certified ULEV-2 emission control
Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control
Alternator 130 amp max
Battery 12V, maintenance free
Recommended Fuel Premium Unleaded
Layout Transversely mounted, front engine, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)
Transmission Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic with paddle-shifters and Grade Logic Control

Ratios (:1) 1st
5 th
Final (secondary)
Final Drive
Body Type Steel and aluminum unit body
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shock Absorbers Nitrogen-filled, telescopic, gas-pressurized with Progressive Valve technology, front and rear
Stabilizer Bars Front 1.14 in. (29 mm) diameter
Rear 0.67 in.(17 mm) diameter
Shock tower bar 1.26 in x 0.87 in (32 mm x 22mm) diameter 0.09 inch (2.3 mm) wall thickness
Steering Type Electronically controlled, speed-sensing, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 16.2:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 2.98
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 39.7 ft (12.1 m)
Wheels Optional RL with Technology Package plus CMBS and PAX Tires: 17.0 x 8.0-inch aluminum alloy 18.0 x 8.0-inch aluminum alloy
Tires Optional RL with Technology Package plus CMBS™ and PAX®: P245/50R17 98V Michelin® high performance all-season P245/680R 460A 102V Michelin® PAX® run-flat high performance all-season
Braking System Power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Front Discs Ventilated 12.6-in (320 mm) diameter
Rear Discs Ventilated 12.2-in (310 mm) diameter
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) 3-channel system with 4-wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system Throttle control and 4-channel brake control utilizing yaw, lateral g, speed and steering sensors
Crankcase 5.3 US qt (5.0 L) Total
Cooling System 9.1 US qt (8.6 L) Total
Fuel tank 19.4 US gallons (73.3 L)
Volumes Passenger 99.1 cu ft: 55.3 front, 43.8 rear
Cargo 13.1 cu ft

112.2 cu ft
City/Highway/Combined 16/24/19*
Wheelbase 110.2 in (2800 mm)
Track, front 62.0 in (1576 mm)
Track, rear 62.4 in (1585mm)
Overall Length 193.6 in (4917 mm)
Overall Width 72.7 in (1847mm)
Overall Height (unladen) 57.1 in (1452 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Curb Weight (Base)
Technology package CMBS + PAX®
4014 lbs (1820 kg)
4076 lbs (1828 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front / rear) 58/42
Front Head Room 38.5 in (977 mm)
Leg Room 42.4 in (1076 mm)
Hip Room 55.1 in (1400 mm)
Shoulder Room 58.5 in (1487 mm)
Rear Head Room 37.2 in (946 mm)
Leg Room 36.3 in 923mm)
Hip Room 54.0 in (1372mm)
Shoulder Room 56.1in (1426 mm)
Vehicle 4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty
Powertrain 6-year / 70,000-mile limited warranty
Outer Body Rust-Through 5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty
Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) with
roadside assistance
4-year / 50,000-mile
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