2008 Acura TL - Specifications

Engine Type 3.2-liter, SOHC VTEC® V-6 3.5-liter, SOHC VTEC® V-6
Horsepower 258 hp @ 6200 rpm 286 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque 233 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm 256 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Redline 6800 rpm 6800 rpm
Bore & Stroke 3.50 in x 3.39 in (89 mm x 86 mm) 3.50 in x 3.66 in (89 mm x 93 mm)
Displacement 196 cu in (3210 cc) 212 cu in (3471 cc)
Compression Ratio 11.0:1 11.0:1
Induction System Programmed multi-point Injection
Programmed multi-point Injection
Valvetrain Variable Valve Timing and Lift
Electronic Control (VTEC®), 4
valves-per-cylinder, belt-driven,
single overhead camshaft
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
Aluminum alloy with centrifugally
cast iron cylinder liners
Cylinder Head Aluminum alloy with 4-valves-per-
cylinder with pent-roof combustion
Aluminum alloy with 4-valves-per-
cylinder with pent-roof combustion
Emission Control CARB ULEV-2 / EPA Tier 2-Bin 5 CARB ULEV-2 / EPA Tier 2-Bin 5
Ignition System Electronic Direct Electronic Direct
Alternator 12 volt - 130 amp 12 volt - 130 amp
Battery 12V-72ah/20hr 12V-72ah/20hr
Recommended Fuel Premium Unleaded Premium Unleaded
Layout Transverse mounted, front engine,
Transverse mounted, front engine,
Transmissions 5-speed automatic transmission with
Sequential SportShift and Grade
Logic Control
5-speed automatic transmission
with Sequential SportShift, F1-style
paddle shifters, and Grade Logic Control

Close-ratio 6-speed manual
transmission with limited slip
Ratios (:1)
Automatic Transmission
1st 2.697
2nd 1.606
3rd 1.071
4th 0.693
5th 0.490
Reverse 1.888
Final 4.312
Manual Transmission (Type-S only)
1st 3.933
2nd 2.478
3rd 1.700
4th 1.250
5th 0.975
6th 0.770
Reverse 4.008
Final 3.285
Body Type All-steel unit body
Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone
Rear Suspension Independent multi-link
Stabilizer Bars TL TL Type-S
Front: 1.07-in. diameter 0.20 in. wall thickness
(27.2 mm) x (5 mm)

Rear: 0.72 in. diameter
3.0-in wall thickness
(18.3 mm)
Front: 1.06-in. diameter, solid
(27.0 mm)

Rear: 0.79-in. diameter, solid
(20 mm)
Steering Type Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 15.4:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock) 2.8
Turning Circle (curb to curb) 39.7 feet (12.1 m)
Wheels 17x8 JJ cast-aluminum alloy
Tires 235/45R17 93W All-Season
(high performance also available on Type-S)
Braking System Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Front Discs TL
Ventilated, 11.8-in (300 mm) diameter; 1.1-in (28 mm) rotor thickness

TL Type-S
Ventilated Brembo, 12.2-in (310 mm) diameter, 0.98-in (25 mm) rotor thickness
Rear Discs Solid, 11.1-in (282 mm) diameter; 0.35-in (9 mm) rotor thickness
Calipers TL - Single piston brake calipers
TL Type-S - Brembo 4-piston front brake calipers and single piston rear
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) 4-channel system with 4 wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system Throttle control and brake control utilizing yaw, lateral g, speed and steering sensors for traction control and stability enhancement
Traction Control System (TCS) Incorporated into VSA
Crankcase 4.2 US qt (4.0 L)
Cooling System Automatic Transmission
8.5 US qt (8.0 L)

Manual Transmission
8.6 US qt (8.1 L)
Fuel Tank 17.1 gal (64.7 L)
Trunk Cargo Volume 12.5 cu ft
Total Cargo Volume 110.4 cu ft
EPA Fuel Mileage -
18/26/21 mpg* (City/Highway)
TL Type-S
17/26/20 mpg* (AT)
18/27/21 mpg* (MT)
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2740 mm)
Track, front 62.1 in (1577 mm)
Track, rear 62.0 in (1576 mm)
Overall Length TL-189.3 in (4809 mm)
TL Type-S - 189.8 (4822 mm)
Overall Width 72.2 in (1835 mm)
Overall Height 56.7 in (1441 mm)
Minimum Ground Clearance 5.8 in (148.0 mm) Non-Load
4.4 in (111 mm) Full-Load
Curb Weight TL
3623 lb (1643 kg)
W/ optional Acura Navigation System 3636 lb (1649 kg)
TL Type-S (includes navigation)
Automatic transmission 3674 lb (1666 kg)
Manual transmission 3559 lb (1614 kg)
Automatic transmission w/ optional high performance tires 3680 lb (1669 kg)
Manual transmission w/ optional
high performance tires
3563 lb (1616 kg)
*Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Weight Distribution (% front / rear) TL
TL Type-S
61.5/38.5 with automatic transmission (including navigation)
With optional Navigation 61.4/38.6 60/40 with manual transmission (including navigation)
EPA Passenger Volume:
EPA Cargo Volume:
97.9 cu ft
12.5 cu ft
Front Head Room 38.7 in (984 mm)
Front Leg Room 42.8 in (1088 mm)
Front Hip Room 55.6 in (1412 mm)
Front Shoulder Room 58.3 in (1482 mm)
Rear Head Room 37.2 in (945 mm)
Rear Leg Room 34.9 in (887 mm)
Rear Hip Room 53.8 in (1367 mm)
Rear Shoulder Room 55.7 in (1414 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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