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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 by Richard Owen
price $ $ $54 400
engine 90 Degree, Aluminum V6
position Front Transverse
valvetrain SOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
displacement 3471 cc / 211.8 in³
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 93 mm / 3.66 in
compression 11.0:1
power 223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 86.43 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 166.02 bhp per tonne
torque 352.51 nm / 260 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels 4WD w/SH-AWD
front tires P245/50R17 98V Michelin
rear tires P245/50R17 98V Michelin
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS
r brake size x 310 mm / x 12.2 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar, Progressive Valve Gas Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, Progressive Valve Gas Dampers
curb weight 1807 kg / 3984 lbs
wheelbase 2800 mm / 110.2 in
front track 1576 mm / 62.0 in
rear track 1585 mm / 62.4 in
length 4917 mm / 193.6 in
width 1847 mm / 72.7 in
height 1435 mm / 56.5 in
transmission 4-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.697:1, 1.573:1, 1.071:1, 0.694:1, 0.481:1, :1
final drive 4.600:1