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Information on the next 3.5 RL
 Date: April 04, 2003 05:25
 Submitted by:  nickel
 Source: AUTOMOBILE Magazine, May 2003
 Credibility Rating: 6


AUTOMOBILE Magazine has an article, "Forty Cars Worth Waiting For!" and in it they say (p.51)
"The overdue replacement for Acura's 3.5RL flagship sedan won't go after the Lexus LS430 with a V-8 and rear wheel drive; instead, it will again get a V-6-a new generation 3.5-litre unit with 300 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque-and a version of the Honda Accord's front wheel-drive platform with all-wheel drive derived from the system in the MDX. Acura will aim the RL at mid-level luxury sedans, such as the BMW 5-series and the Audi A6. Look for a concept at Tokyo this fall and a production car at the '04 Detroit show."
(Why) "Honda likes to be different, sees limited market potential in big, V-8-powered sedans, and is targeting high fuel economy and sensational high-speed handling."

Oh, and as an aside, they casually mention a full-size Honda SUV and pickup using General motors V-8s in early '05.

Unfotunately, there is not a link to the story, only the cover and contents listing of the issue.

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