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2005 Acura Summary of Changes
 Date: September 01, 2004 00:30
 Submitted by:  RyanDL
 Source: Acura Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


RL
Powertrain

  • World’s first Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive System™ (SH-AWD™)
  • 3.5 liter VTEC V-6 engine
  • 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted F1®-style paddle shifters
  • LEV2-ULEV emissions system

Body & Chassis

  • Unit-body with extensive use of high-tensile steel and aluminum
  • Lightweight aluminum front and rear subframes
  • Double-wishbone front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-piston front calipers, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • 17 inch alloy wheels

Interior

  • AcuraLink™ Satellite-Based Communication System with Real Time Traffic Information
  • Leather seating and genuine wood trim
  • Acura/Bose® DVD-Audio system including XM® Satellite Radio
  • Active Noise Cancellation system
  • HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth wireless telephone interface
  • OnStar® service
  • Acura Keyless Access System
  • Dual-zone, Dual-mode Automatic Climate Control
  • Power moonroof
  • Power rear sunshade

Safety

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Front dual-stage, dual-threshold airbags
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s side airbag
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control

RSX
Powertrain (Type-S only)

  • Engine modifications that boost the horsepower of the Type-S model to 210 at 7800 rpm
  • High performance camshafts
  • Larger intake duct
  • Large diameter exhaust pipe
  • High-flow catalytic converter
  • 6-speed transmission optimized with a lower final gear ratio for quicker acceleration and carbon synchronizers replacing brass on 5th and 6th gears for a smoother shift feel

Chassis

  • Revised suspension tuning for increased handling precision and a smoother ride
  • Ride height reduced by 7 mm
  • More rigid stabilizer bars (front and back for Type-S, front for RSX)
  • Larger diameter front strut tower bar for Type-S
  • Inversely wound front springs
  • Refined steering system for enhanced feel and quicker response
  • Optimized braking system for increased hold, stopping power and feel
  • Larger 17-inch alloy wheels and high performance tires on the Type-S
  • Body rigidity increased by 15 percent in front and 21 percent in the rear
  • NVH reduced

Body

  • More aggressive exterior styling with redesigned front and rear fascias
  • Redesigned signature 5-sided Acura grille
  • Redesigned side sill garnish
  • Redesigned headlight and taillight assemblies
  • Deck lid spoiler added to Type-S models
  • Four new exterior colors: Magnesium Metallic, Vivid Blue Pearl, Jade Green Metallic, Blaze Orange Metallic

Interior

  • Deeply bolstered front seats with thicker cushioning material
  • New chrome and titanium-look accents

MDX

  • Standard XM Satellite Radio
  • Acura HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless phone interface on all touring models
  • OnStar on all models equipped with navigation system
  • Larger fuel tank
  • 6 Disc In-Dash CD player on models equipped with Rear Entertainment System
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system
  • Enhanced navigation system
    • Quicker response time
    • Additional voice recognition commands
    • More points of interest
    • Zagat Guide
  • LEV-2 ULEV emissions system
  • 3 new exterior colors including Desert Rock Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic

TSX

  • XM® Satellite Radio
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • 4-way adjustable power passenger seat
  • Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise control switches are now illuminated

TL

  • Front seat belt buckles mounted to seat frame
  • Sensors in the front passenger seat alert driver when occupant is out of a safe position for the side airbag

NSX
Unchanged for 2005.

Last edited by JeffX on September 01, 2004 13:37

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