Acura rl

2011 Acura RL

The flagship Acura RL sedan comes from Japan and is a modified version of the Honda Legend model, designed to replace it, as a result of which the luxurious first-born of the third-generation Acura car, despite a successful appearance update, still retains Legend's recognizable features. True, the desire of designers by all means to reduce the noise level in the cabin led to the fact that at idle the engine is simply not audible. When you, having added gas, start to move, only the trees and buildings running back make it clear that the car is moving.

The new suspension easily swallows most of the defects of the road surface, and the whistling of the wind is completely eliminated by such a novelty as spoilers on the side mirrors. Being a model of high skill designers, unusually firmly tailored and practical Acura RL retains amazing calm when driving at any speed. The power of its six-cylinder engine working volume of 3.5 liters is enough to take you very quickly where you want without the slightest loss of unusual comfort. Among the technical innovations should be noted separately installed on a separate order navigation automatics Acura Navigation System.

Basic equipment of the 1998 model: engine - V6 3.5 l., Gearbox - automatic, front-wheel drive, air conditioning, power steering, electric windows, central locking, cruise control, radio, dual airbags, ABS, leather interior, powered seat hatch. Possible options: navigation system, side airbags. Engine power - 210 hp

In 1999, this sedan received a new look and a more sophisticated interior. There are serial side airbags, more powerful headlights and effective brakes. Given that this model belongs to the highest class sedans and costs at least 41 thousand dollars, it is already equipped as standard with almost everything that corresponds to the “rank” of such cars. For example, there are two-stage airbags, automatic positioning of the steering column with memory for installation, automatic climate control from the rear seats, etc. In general, the 3.5RL sedan is not much different from the Honda Legend. Custom equipment only includes a DVD navigation system.

In 2001, the flagship sedan 3,5RL gained a more powerful engine of 228 hp. Emphasized the sports orientation of this machine. In the basic configuration, the car is equipped with almost everything that is used on representative models. For example, the driver's seat is adjustable in 8 directions, and the front passenger - in 4, all of which have a memory for installation and electric heating. This model comes from Japan and is not much different from the Honda Legend.

The premiere of the pre-production prototype Acura RL 2005 model year was held in April 2004 at the New York Auto Show.

The new generation looks more sporty and vibrant. Contrary to the tradition of recent years, the Acura RL of 2005 is smaller outside (4915x1845x1450 mm), but more spacious inside than its predecessor.

For economic reasons, Honda Motor designers abandoned the classic layout that dominates the luxury car sector, in favor of an all-wheel drive transmission with a front transverse powertrain.

The sedan is equipped with the original Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive System (SH-AWD) all-wheel-drive system, whose electronic systems are able to redistribute engine power not only along the axes, but also, if necessary, along individual wheels. This ensures high handling parameters of the car as when driving on roads of different quality, and when cornering. Thanks to this innovation, the car received a higher degree of control and safety.

The vehicle security system also includes Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, ABS with electronic brake force distribution EBD and Brake Assist.

Passive safety is provided by two-phase airbags for the driver and front passenger, double threshold airbags, side curtains to protect the head of passengers and airbags to protect the driver’s body and the front passenger in a side impact.

The working volume of the 3.5-liter V6 engine with the i-VTEC system has not changed, but its maximum capacity has been increased from 228 to 304 liters. with. Hydromechanical 5-speed “automatic” Sequential SportShift with the ability to “manual” gear shift is equipped with a push-button switch on the steering wheel.

The torsional rigidity of the body and the parameters of passive safety are increased in accordance with the requirements of the time. The new design of the steel bearing body Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) provides excellent passive safety thanks to the power elements that distribute the force in frontal and side impacts.

Acura RL 2005 is available only in one complete set, standard. No additional equipment is offered. Standard equipment includes a set of airbags with side curtain airbags, an adaptive xenon headlight system, a proprietary satellite navigation system, leather trim, natural wood and aluminum, a Bose stereo with DVD, a hands-free radio-interface phone and swivel headlights ( AFS).

As a serial car is equipped with extremely wide high-speed tires size 255/35, mounted on 20-inch alloy wheels.

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