Honda Legend (2006)

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Honda Legend

Honda’s new model combines performance, comfort, safety and athletic

With its blend of advanced edge technology and an array of assistance systems, the new Honda steps into the luxury mid-range as a classic 4-door True to its dynamic styling, premium model offers a interior with sporting Its spaciousness promotes a sense of and comfort.

Larger, heavier, expensive and with a long of optional extras – are features common to many new in the upper mid-range. The new Legend, Yasuhisa Maekawa, President of RD Europe, Vice President of Motor Europe, shows a high level of performance, and comfort together with a interior does not necessarily in excessive weight, not least we can offer a premium saloon all imaginable innovations at an attractive even compared with low-end standard models of competitors.

There is now more for challengers. A few established makes the upper mid-class and luxury range worldwide particularly in However, challengers’ odds are

Not only because they are products of an equal quality but that they have known to take the technological in important innovations. The real has much more to do with resolutely loyal buyers themselves from their makes for a variety of reasons.

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The elegant design of the Legend status, while the body’s lines represent a sporting – an early hint at the of the up-to-date engine. A characteristic of the front is the steep sloping From the side, the sleek a deep window beltline and a deck lid accentuate the Legend’s wedge shape.

The new Legend is higher and 25mm wider its predecessor. The overall length, has been reduced by 38mm, and the by 110mm; nevertheless there is an 30mm to the length of the passenger and 40mm to the height of the interior. The is a far more generous cabin despite reductions in the overall length.

Passengers are treated as standard to an of refinement, with its immaculate to ergonomics, leather upholstery, and power adjustable front

Excellent aerodynamics and a remarkably low level

With a highly drag coefficient figure and a low height of 1.45 metres, the new is streamlined in a way otherwise only in sports coupés. This dividends in the form of saving at higher speeds as well as wind noise to an imperceptible The results of intricate tests that a significant reduction of frequency and middle-frequency noise was a of the Legend’s rebuild.

Instead of the heavy insulation, light are used which are also efficient in absorbing sound. For the inner wing insulator. A layer ensures that from uneven or wet surfaces is reduced.

The floor is also completely by a protective layer is anti-corrosive as well as sound-absorbing. The is designed so that body are eliminated by the insulation material, an acoustic barrier between the and the road.

The subframes for integrating and gearbox are in a ‘floating’ position to an acoustic barrier between the source of vibration (the and the large resonance volume Any low-frequency noises which penetrate the cabin are eliminated by an Noise Cancellation unit specifically developed for this The system uses two microphones in the roof console. The microphones drive train noises the cabin.

When unwanted are detected, the ANC creates a counter-frequency and a precisely timed reverse audio signal to the audio door speakers and subwoofer. The ANC vibrations and cancels out unwanted This creates peace the car and, in every possible replaces traditional, heavy insulating material.

Intelligent lightweight structure

with an array of safety and elevated comforts usually in at more than less-equipped of the same range. For this most makes offer models as ‘slimmed down Honda takes another, logical approach and has fully-equipped the in almost all of its markets. However, to the potential weight down as as possible, developers of the new Legend made an intelligently lightweight

The body – the component the highest mass – to an is made of high-tensile sheet allowing for thin wall In addition, the hood, front and chassis components, such as and wishbones, are made from the drive shaft is made a lightweight carbon fibre composite. Extensive use of these materials keeps the kerb of the 5metre car below 1885 kg while maintaining excellent rigidity.

The Legend’s interior elegant luxury with efficient design, providing an which complements the car’s At the same time, various technological features have selected to enable simple and use of the controls. A meticulously thought-out harmony contributes to making the at ease, by assisting in difficult situations and eliminating unnecessary

Particular attention has been to the high quality and workmanship of Ergonomical seating with leather-trim creates a driving which is sporty and at the same refined. Maple wood sweeps across the instrument while the centre console the climate, audio and navigation has a satin metal finish for a technical look.

The main and the large, bright navigation are easy-to-read. All important controls are easy reach of the driver.

– Superior source of

The new Legend’s 3.5 litre SOHC V6 engine is an absolute hi-tech and one of the most powerful in its class. The aluminium 4-valve engine adjustable valve control and valve lift control 217 kW (295 PS) at 6,200 rpm. The torque of 351 Nm at 5,000 rpm provides for from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and a top of 250 km/h.

With the standard automatic transmission, the driver can gears manually – by using the shift lever in the console or paddles located on the wheel. The transmission together the intelligent gearshift system, Logic Control, provides propulsion especially for hill The Shift Hold Control works together with the accelerator and benefits sporty on winding roads.

Both work together to reduce shifts during climbs or corners in automatic mode.

The innovative chassis has double as the front suspension and multi-link as the This sophisticated technology for a good flat ride and cornering even on uneven surfaces.

Large, ventilated and rear disc brakes and callipers provide exceptional power. Electronic aids as ABS, EBD, VSA (Vehicle Assist) support the driver in dangerous situations.

SuperHandling Drive

The Honda Legend has an drive system as standard to cornering ability. The SH-AWD Handling All-Wheel Drive) increases the rotation speed of the rear wheel during cornering to help the car turn easily. This dramatically handling through well-balanced in sharp corners.

During line cruising and moderate up to 70 per cent of torque is delivered to the wheels, full throttle or spirited driving directs up to 70 per of available torque to the rear Depending on the driving situation, the torque at the rear axle can be in a range of 100:0 to 0:100 both rear wheels. The is enhanced cornering performance and maximum driving pleasure.

This intelligent all-wheel developed by Honda engineers improves cornering safety: The system is activated if the driver too much pressure on the brakes on a and varies the distribution of power to the wheels, so that driving within its physical limits, constant.

Vehicle Stability

The Honda Legend is equipped an electronic Vehicle Stability (VSA) system. This is to the popular and highly developed ESP except that in Honda’s model it is closely integrated the Super Handling All-Wheel VSA is designed to assist the driver in control during sudden

A microprocessor calculates a predicted of vehicle responses and co-ordinates the distribution of braking power to wheel as necessary, activates the system and controls the ignition. controlled acceleration, partial intervention and responsive acceleration of wheels, VSA can keep the car on its intended

The new Legend’s highly rigid structure guarantees a high of passenger safety in a variety of situations together with a of dual stage front and airbag systems and curtain The ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) Structure helps disperse forces away from the compartment onto the overall structure.

With the intelligent of frame components, in a head on for example, the collision energy is more over the entire area and over the prominent structure. The ACE Body Structure contributes to the protection of other especially in smaller vehicles.

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a good example

The new Legend’s designed front structure provides for improved partner in the event of a crash with a vehicle: the front structure is to buckle relatively easily. In a collision this body by buckling, absorbs a large of the impact and adapts to the safety of the other vehicle. This is the energy, which cannot be by the smaller car’s more body and can therefore impact the compartment, is also reduced the specific frontal structure of the Honda saloon.

Improved pedestrian safety

A hood further enhances safety. On collision, three sensors in the front bumper the danger and activate a pyrotechnic In a fraction of a second, the rear of the hood lifts by 100mm. provides ample clearance the hood and the hard engine beneath it.

If the head or shoulder of a hits the relatively soft this will buckle. The hood can therefore significantly the risk of serious injury.

prevention with Advanced Assist Systems

The Legend is with Adaptive Cruise (ACC) and Collision Mitigation System (CMBS). ACC automatically a constant distance is kept the vehicle in front, on the motorway, for This makes driving distances more relaxing and tiring.

CMBS: when the distance is dangerously breeched, the is alerted by a series of sounds and warnings and also by a short of the seatbelt. If a collision is still the system helps minimise the by activating the brakes (e.g. by before the driver activates the In addition, the system electronically the seatbelts of the front passengers.

If the detects that there is no response from the driver, a collision unavoidable, the system activates the brakes for strong

In addition, right hand models can be fitted with an Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). The system maintains the of the car in its lane providing steering when necessary – significantly reduces driver and reduces the risk of veering off the

Increased safety at night

The new Legend comes as standard the Active Front Lighting (AFS). The main headlights white, ultra bright light. The term AFS stands for interpretation of an advanced combination of and indicator lighting, which the road effectively in the driving The left headlight swivels and the right unit swivels to the to fully illuminate corners and at night.

This helps the negotiate difficult situations driving at night and provides recognition of pedestrians or other

Navigation and Communication

The new Legend as standard satellite navigation with voice-recognition. The complete map information is provided on a DVD. A performance processor allows route calculation and new software in on the map display in virtually real-time.

news for mobile phone Every Legend is equipped an integral hands-free kit. The of Bluetooth technology guarantees all current mobile phones regardless of the manufacturer – can be After an initial ‘pairing’ the mobile and the car, the driver’s is recognised as soon as the ignition is and can stay in a jacket pocket or in the boot when making or phone calls.

The driver and accepts calls by using the on the steering wheel or by voice-recognition.

music with high-end

For an exceptional audio experience, the Legend is fitted with an Bose® audio system. the ten speakers, engineered specifically for the by the American Bose® team, the becomes a concert hall. sound is delivered to all five positions. The integral 6-disc CD can play DVD audio, CD and MP3 media.

audio system functions can be by voice recognition. Music or CDs, for example, can be changed via command.

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