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Author Jeff Palmer
Categories TL
Create Date August 18, 2008 00:00
Last Update August 16, 2008 10:12
Features

ENGINEERING FEATURES

  • 3.5-liter, 280 hp, 24-valve, SOHC VTEC® 6-cylinder engine (TL)
  • 3.7-liter, 305 hp, 24-valve, SOHC VTEC® 6-cylinder engine (TL SH-AWD®)
  • VTEC® – Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control
  • EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5; CARB LEV II ULEV emissions certification
  • 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift, F1®-style paddle shifters, and Grade Logic Control
  • Drive-by-Wire TM throttle system
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive TM (SH-AWD®)
  • Double-wishbone independent front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS), variable-assist rack-and-pinion
  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels with Bridgestone Turanza EL400 P245/50R17 M+S tires (TL)
  • 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/50R17 M+S (TL w/Tech Package)
  • 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/45ZR18M+S (TL SH-AWD®)
  • 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport S2 245/40ZR19 (Available option on TL SH-AWD®)

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  • "Motion Surface" body design with signature Acura front grille
  • Functional front bumper mounted air ducts for front brake cooling (TL SH-AWD®)
  • Projector-style HID front headlight system
  • Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
  • Heated side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down function and integrated directional signals
  • Chrome accented door handles (TL SH-AWD®)
  • Speed-sensing, variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear trunk lid spoiler with integrated rear view camera (TL SH-AWD®)
  • Advanced underbody aerodynamics
  • Integrated dual-outlet exhaust
  • 17-inch cast aluminum wheels
  • Bridgestone Turanza EL400 P245/50R17 M+S tires
  • Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/50R17 M+S tires (with Technology Package)

SH-AWD® Exterior Features

  • 18x8-inch cast aluminum wheels
  • Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/45R18 M+S tires
  • Front-brake cooling ducts mounted in front bumper fascia
  • Quad exhaust finishers
  • SH-AWD® trunk emblem

INTERIOR FEATURES

SEATING
  • Sport seats with leather-trimmed interior
  • Milano premium leather seating surfaces (as part of the Technology Package)
  • 10-way adjustable power-actuated driver seat (8-way adjustable seat with 2-way adjustable lumbar support)
  • 8-way adjustable power-actuated front passenger seat
  • Heated front seats
  • 2-position memory function (driver seat, side mirrors, radio presets, climate control settings, MID presets)
  • Front center console with adjustable armrest dual-level storage and coin holders
  • Rear seat armrest with locking trunk pass-through
  • Seatback pockets

SH-AWD® (seating upgrades)

  • Unique sport seating with additional bolstering for added support
  • Contrasting color Euro Stitching on steering wheel, seats, hand brake, and shifter

COMFORT and CONVENIENCE

  • 8-speaker, 276-watt audio system with a 6-disc CD changer, AM/FM radio, XM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® Audio, USB port and AUX jack connectivity, and HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with illuminated fingertip controls and F1®-style paddle shifters
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, multi-information display and available voice recognition)
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Illuminated steering wheel controls, ignition switch, power-window switches, door-lock switches and overhead controls
  • Dual-zone, dual-mode adaptive climate control system with air filtration and auto humidity control system
  • Rear passenger ventilation controls
  • Power windows with driver and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
  • Remote control and driver's door lock-operated window opening function
  • Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Maintenance Minder™ system
  • LED information display with electronic compass
  • Exterior temperature indicator
  • LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
  • Driver's and passenger's illuminated vanity mirrors and driver's side card holder
  • 12-volt power outlets (front and center console)
  • Aluminum threshold garnish
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Remote trunk release
  • Rear cargo net

TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE

  • Acura/ELS Surround™ Premium 10-speaker sound system with DVD-Audio, CD, DTS®, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® Audio, 12.7 GB hard disk drive (HDD) media storage system and a 440-watt Digital Signal Processing (DSP) amplifier
  • Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and rearview camera
  • 8-inch full VGA high-resolution color display
  • AcuraLink® satellite communication system
  • AcuraLink® real-time traffic with Traffic Rerouting™
  • AcuraLink® weather with Doppler-technology radar maps, 1- and 3-day forecasts, specific area weather and severe weather alerts
  • GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, dual-mode adaptive climate control system with humidity control system and air filtration
  • Keyless Access System (with smart entry and pushbutton ignition)
  • Chrome accented door handles
  • Rear trunk lid spoiler with integrated rearview camera

SAFETY and SECURITY FEATURES

Active Safety Features
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with traction control (Electronic Stability Control)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Passive Safety Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering TM (ACE TM) front body structure
  • Impact-absorbing front and rear crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Collapsible steering column
  • 2.5 mph front and rear bumpers
  • Dual-stage, dual-threshold front air bags (SRS)
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Dual-chamber front-seat side airbags with passenger side Occupant Position Detection System
  • Active Front Head Restraint System; Adjustable rear head restraints
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system; 3-point rear seat belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
  • Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) front headlights
  • Auto-on/off front headlights
  • Bumper-integrated front fog lights
  • LED illumination for: side mirror-integrated directional signals, brake lights, side marker lights and Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL)
  • Automatic day/night rearview mirror
  • Breakaway inside rearview mirror
  • Front windshield and front-side window defoggers
  • Rear-window defroster with timer
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk opener
  • Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
  • 277-degree outward visibility

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08-20-2008 12:30 2009 TL   (Score: 1, Normal) wstuarttn
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