Honda Saber History

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Acura TL

The TL is a midsize luxury car from luxury Acura marque. It was in 1996 to supplant the Acura and was a badge engineered Japan-market Inspire sedan until the version.


The 1996 2.5 TL was with the 2.5 L 176 hp (131 kW) SOHC 20v engine from the Vigor. The 3.2 TL the 3.2 L 200 hp (149 kW) SOHC 24v V6 from the Acura Legend.

The very 1996 Acura TL rolled off the line on March 28, 1995.

it was designed to replace the Vigor, it technically replaced the Acura coupe. The 3.5 RL (JDM Honda that debuted alongside the TL was a car designed for a soft ride, in contrast to the previous two generations of which were sport with taut proportions.

The second-generation 3.2TL (the 2.5 was was built in Marysville, Ohio, the Honda Accord. These were imported into and sold as Honda Inspire in the Clio dealer network, and as Saber in the Honda Primo and dealer networks. The only between the two cars were the grille; the Inspire/Saber were available with a 2.5 L Honda VTEC V6 engine exclusive to the Domestic Market (JDM).

In 1998, Honda revealed the concept car, showing a of the second-generation TL which would a year later. The second-generation TL called 3.2 TL) was released in 1999 and was now off the USDM Honda Accord It was available with a newly-designed 3.2 L 225 hp kW) SOHC VTEC J32 V6 mated to a electronic automatic transmission SportShift.

The very first Acura TL rolled off the assembly on August 4, 1998. The only on the sedan was a hard drive navigation system.


In the second year of the Acura TL was given slightly features, including a five automatic transmssion, with The added gear allowed for better fuel economy and when compared to the previous 4 automatic transmission with Other notable changes the addition of side impact for the front passengers and a change of for the navigation system.

The 2000 TL the hard drive for a dvd based system. Now, the entire United States was accessible the navigation system. One could drive from one coast to the with the new navigation system.

The TL navigation system stored the in zones; there were 5 zones for the U.S.


In the TL got a minor makeover, with a front fascia in addition to the automatic transaxle, which in 2000. Also, the tailights revised to no longer include they were now only red and A Type-S model was also adding 35 hp (26 kW).

A coupe version of the TL debuted year, called the 3.2CL. mechanically identical to the TL, sales took off due to its milquetoast styling and from the Japanese market. The was discontinued in May 2003, to make way for the new TSX.

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The first Acura TL rolled off the assembly on September 30, 2003. On October 6, the third-generation Acura TL (the 3.2 was dropped) was released for sale in America. Developed mainly in the States by a team led by Erik with bodywork penned by Honda designer Jon Ikeda, the new TL is in Marysville, Ohio, and is derived the latest USDM Honda

It is powered by a 270 hp (201 kW) 3.2 L 24 valve VTEC V6 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic with or 6-speed manual.

As of March, Honda offers to the public a tuner package version of the TL: the TL This version features a tuned by Makoto Tamamura, an of the TL A-SPEC’s aggressive engineering. In a underbody kit, spoiler, edition A-SPEC steering badge on the back, and 18 rims are issue on the A-SPEC package.

installed at purchase, the car’s 4 mi warranty applies to the package as

The 3rd generation TL is also the first car in the US to include a 6 disc DVD-Audio output through a 8-speaker engineered by Panasonic and tuned by Scheiner. The system also back normal audio CDs as as DTS audio discs, CD-Audio, and CD-RWs. The car is also equipped a Bluetooth HandsFree Link system, integrated with the system, to allow for hands-free of your cell phone the phone also supports

The driver can simply voice-dial the and carry the entire conversation the car’s built-in audio when receiving a phone a display will show ID if it is supported by the phone. The driver has the capability to transfer current between the car and his phone when or entering the TL. There is also a book which can store phone numbers within the memory.

With the built-in XM tuner, owners can elect to pay a subscription after the complimentary 3 subscription expires from for XM radio, which provides 100 digital channels via satellite.

an Alpine-designed navigation system, the 3rd TL also accepts voice-commands Find nearest police to Go home. The navigation system an 8 touch-screen LCD which allows for viewing of the road ahead.

The JDM Honda Inspire debuted 4.5 months earlier (on June 11, and marked the branching out of the TL line the Inspire. The Inspire is basically a USDM Honda Accord V6 minor trim changes, and the of Variable Cylinder Displacement, shuts off half of the engine not needed to boost fuel The Saber was discontinued and the new Inspire is sold at Clio, Primo, and dealerships.

Honda is currently mum on the of exporting the newest Acura TL to but sources point it out as highly either being badged Vigor (most likely) or Saber. It is rumored that the TL also make it to Europe, as the and second-generation Legends were there.

Acura TL became the selling luxury sedan more than 79,000 in 2004.

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