Acura RL – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Acura RL

The Acura RL was a full-size sedan produced by the Acura of Honda for the 1996–2012 model over two generations. The RL was the flagship of the having succeeded the Acura and was replaced in 2013 by the Acura All models of the Legend, RL and RLX lines been adapted from the domestic market Honda The model name RL is an abbreviation for Luxury. [ 2 ]

The first-generation Acura RL was a rebadged of the third-generation Honda Legend, and was introduced to the North American in 1996, to replace the second-generation Legend. The second-generation Acura RL was a version of the fourth-generation Honda introduced to the North American in September 2004, as a 2005 This iteration of the RL received an mid-generational facelift for the 2009 year, and a further update for The third-generation debuted for the 2014 year as the Acura RLX .

First generation (1996–2004) [ ]

1996–1998:54.5#160;in (1,384#160;mm)


1996 (KA9) [ edit ]

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1999–2004 Acura 3.5RL

In 1998, the 1999 3.5RL a front and rear facelift integrated foglights, revised and hood, as well as driver and passenger side airbags. The and chassis were stiffened, and new wheels were offered.

In a larger navigation system was added for the 2000 model Along with that screen came the conversion to DVD map databases. In 2001, the 2002 year 3.5RL received lower trim and mudflaps with redesigned alloys and a sportier suspension setup.

Perhaps the more important was the engine, which was upgraded to 225#160;hp (168#160;kW) and 231#160;lb·ft of torque. More insulation was in the engine compartment was added for In 2002, 2003 RLs received turn signal lenses in the lights, another new alloy design, and various interior including new color schemes.

For 2004, the navigation system standard, along with a center console and chrome lock pulls.

The 1996–2004 engine was the last in the Acura not to use Honda’s variable valve system (VTEC ), This 90-degree V6 engine was internally as the C35A, and was the last of the Honda C V6 engines used in Honda and lineups, being replaced by the Honda J engine 60-degree V6 The 2004 RL was also the last to use the numeric designation (i.e. for its engine displacement.

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