2005 Acura RL A-Spec

November 2, 2004 — Las Vegas — Acura today unveiled an A-SPEC performance package for its RL luxury performance sedan at the 2004 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas. It will go on sale in the spring of 2005 at Acura dealers nationwide.

The all-new Acura RL, which went on sale last month, features a bold new design, a powerful 300-horsepower engine, the SH-AWD all-wheel drive system and an assortment of leading-edge technology including a real time traffic information system. The RL A-SPEC package enhances the already crisp handling and aggressive styling with a track-tuned suspension package that lowers the car by approximately 3/4 inch, 18-inch alloy wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport tires, an underbody kit, and a deck lid spoiler. The RL A-SPEC kit will be priced at approximately $5,500 plus dealer installation and covered under a factory warranty.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$ $54 400
engine90 Degree, Aluminum V6
positionFront Transverse
valvetrainSOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
displacement3471 cc / 211.8 in³
bore89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke93 mm / 3.66 in
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output86.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight166.02 bhp per tonne
torque352.51 nm / 260 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheels4WD w/SH-AWD
front tiresP245/50R17 98V Michelin
rear tiresP245/50R17 98V Michelin
front brakesVentilated Discs w/ABS
f brake sizex 320 mm / x 12.6 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/ABS
r brake sizex 310 mm / x 12.2 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar, Progressive Valve Gas Dampers
r suspensionMulti-Link w/Coil Springs, Progressive Valve Gas Dampers
curb weight1807 kg / 3984 lbs
wheelbase2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track1576 mm / 62.0 in
rear track1585 mm / 62.4 in
length4917 mm / 193.6 in
width1847 mm / 72.7 in
height1435 mm / 56.5 in
transmission4-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.697:1, 1.573:1, 1.071:1, 0.694:1, 0.481:1, :1
final drive4.600:1