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- 2003 Acura
near-luxury car $28,200 - 32,700
- 2004 Acura
luxury SUV $36,400 - 42,700
- 2004 Acura
sports car $89,000
- 2004 Acura
luxury car $43,255 - 45,600
- 2004 Acura
sporty coupe $20,025 - 23,320
- 2004 Acura
near-luxury car $32,650 - 34,850
- 2004 Acura
near-luxury car $26,490 - 28,490
"More muscle, more hustle, and - oh, boy - a six speed to stir it
all up." That's what Car and Driver had to say after a spin in the
all-new Acura 2004 TL. And other critics are nodding in agreement.
With 270 horsepower, the 3.2-liter Acura 2004 TL introduces a new level
of performance. It's obvious from first glance, with its bold, sleek lines
and sporty stance. Powered by a 24-valve, VTEC™ engine, the TL delivers
an exhilarating, yet smooth ride, with a double-wishbone suspension system.
The story continues inside, with plush leather seats and an impressive
console of technology features. Including the first automotive application
of Surround Sound with DVD-Audio. It's the all-new TL. And now, it's yours
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You're in for an exhilarating ride with the 3.2-liter 2004 TL. From its
all-aluminum, V-6, 270 horsepower engine to its responsive, all-wheel
independent double-wishbone suspension system, the new TL is a true high-performance
sedan. It even looks the part with sleek, graceful lines that complement
its class-leading power. For handling precision, there's Vehicle Stability
Assist (VSA®) and Traction Control System.
The Acura 2004 TL ushers in an entirely new era of performance
sedan with an advanced 3.2-liter, 24-valve, V-6 engine that produces a
class-leading 270 horsepower at 6200 rpm. But there's more to this exhilarating
ride than meets the eye. Like our trademark VTEC® technology, which
enables an impressive 238-lbs-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. And the Drive-by-Wire
Throttle System™ for smooth acceleration, a refined shift feel and
improved performance in all driving conditions. In short, it's a performance
package intent on creating moments of pure oblivion.
In the 4-valve-per-cylinder layout, two intake valves open at once,
to let a high volume of fuel-and-air mixture into the cylinder in
the brief time they are open. The timing of each cylinder's pair
of intake valves is staggered and their lift is asymmetric. This
creates a swirl effect within the combustion chamber, improving
combustion. Two exhaust valves open to let the exhaust gasses out.
To control the opening and closing of the valves, the engine uses
a single overhead camshaft for each row of cylinders. Combustion
is cleaner and more efficient, resulting in more power, lower emissions
and increased fuel economy.
VARIABLE VALVE TIMING AND LIFT ELECTRONIC CONTROL (VTEC™)
At low rpm Acura 2004 TL, the VTEC™
intake valves follow a set of low-lift, short-duration cam lobes
with timing that optimizes the flow of air and fuel into the cylinder.
As the engine accelerates, the intake rocker arms transition to
actuation by high-lift, long-duration cam lobes designed to optimize
high-rpm output. VTEC™ delivers substantially more horsepower
from 5000 rpm, and provides a considerable torque increase both
at low and high engine speeds.
DRIVE-BY-WIRE THROTTLE SYSTEM™
In most cars, a mechanical cable connects the accelerator pedal
to the throttle valve. The Acura 2004 TL uses the all-electronic
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System™, first developed for Honda
Formula 1 racing engines. It senses accelerator pedal motion, then
a computer weighs this data against vehicle speed and engine data
in real time and opens the throttle accordingly. The pedal feel
is more direct. Acceleration is smooth from rest, and immediate
at normal cruising speeds, for quick passing. Because control is
more precise, throttle response is quick and sporty. Exhaust emissions
are reduced, and performance and fuel economy are improved. Drive-by-wire
facilitates communication between the engine and the ABS and Vehicle
Stability Assist (VSA®), enabling a more coordinated reaction
by these systems when they are engaged. In the TL with automatic
transmission, throttle position and shifting are coordinated electronically,
so the shift "feel" is more refined.
The Acura 2004 TL is available with an automatic or manual transmission.
A sophisticated 5-speed Sequential SportShift™ automatic transmission
shifts with grace, or, with a quick flick of the lever into the shift
gate, you can upshift and downshift for semi-automatic operation. For
those who insist on calling the shots, you'll want the close-ratio, short-throw
6-speed manual transmission, which features a Limited Slip Differential
(LSD) for enhanced traction during acceleration, and a Dual-Mass Flywheel
for smoothness and control. The Grade Logic Control System minimizes "gear
hunting" that other transmissions can encounter on steep roads and
Move the gear selector into the left side shift gate to engage the
Sequential SportShift mode. A nudge forward or back will shift up
or down one gear, respectively. A safety override prevents any downshifting
that would cause the engine to over-rev. While you're accelerating
in a given gear, the drive-by-wire throttle and other fuel-supply
controls make gear changes quicker and help prevent over-revving.
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
In Acura 2004 TL the close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission, multiple
synchronizers (triple-cone on gears 1 and 2, double-cone on gears
3-6) help reduce shifting load for a light, responsive feel. Reduced
clutch size and a new wide-angle clutch torsion mechanism help to
make shifting feel seamless.
GRADE LOGIC CONTROL SYSTEM
When in automatic mode, the transmission incorporates an advanced
Grade Logic Control System and Shift Hold control, which work to
reduce gear "hunting" and unnecessary shifting in Acura
To cut down on unnecessary shifting when negotiating winding roads,
the Sequential SportShift automatically incorporates improved logic
called Shift-Hold Control. When the throttle is suddenly released
and the brakes are applied, as is the case when decelerating at
the entrance of a corner, Shift-Hold Control keeps the transmission
in its current (lower) ratio as it negotiates the corner and accelerates
out. This feature leaves the chassis undisturbed by excess shifting,
and ensures that abundant power is available without a downshift
at the exit of the corner.
A rigid, four-wheel independent suspension system is what separates a
serious performance sedan from the pack. But the Acura 2004 TL takes it
a step further with a double-wishbone front suspension and double wishbone
rear suspension for superior pitch- and roll-resistance while accelerating,
braking and cornering. The front suspension combines large bushings with
extremely rigid upper arms for reduced road noise and to help absorb impact
energy. And stabilizer bars in the front and rear provide additional stability
for firm, controlled handling.
DOUBLE WISHBONE FRONT SUSPENSION
The front suspension of the 3.2TL has been carefully designed to
exploit the stiffness of the front subframe with stiffer springs,
a 10% increase in the damping ratio, and a 20 mm-longer bump stop
while a strut tower bar helps maintain precise suspension geometry
DOUBLE WISHBONE REAR SUSPENSION
The lightweight multi-link rear suspension has five high-tension
steel links that make it compact yet provide a wide range of controlled
motion that results in sporty handling and a smooth ride. The wheel
path is angled rearward to improve bump compliance. Toe curve is
remarkably straight, with controlled "rear steer" during
Acura 2004 TL stopping power is firm and precise with large 11.8-inch
front (12.2-inch on manual transmission) and 11.1-inch rear disc brakes.
To help maintain control in all driving conditions, Vehicle Stability
Assist (VSA®) adjusts brake pressure and engine power to help correct
understeer and oversteer. For even more control, the Traction Control
System (TCS) works seamlessly with VSA to monitor wheel slip while accelerating
or driving on slippery surfaces. Even in inclement weather, the standard
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) helps the driver maintain steering control
during hard braking.
Manual transmission models feature high-performance Brembo calipers and
rotors, which are ventilated to reduce fade and increase friction and
high-friction brake pads for additional braking power. Manual transmission
models can also be ordered with even stickier P235/45 R17 high-performance
4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
The front brake discs are ventilated to help prevent brake fade, and
measure 11.8 inches (12.2 manual transmission) in diameter. The rear
discs, which carry a smaller share of stopping responsibilities, are
non-ventilated and measure 11.1 inches in diameter.
STABILITY ASSIST (VSA®)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) adds side-slip control to the
ABS and Traction Control System. It works by controlling brake pressure,
engine power or both to help maintain traction.
If road conditions cause your vehicle to slip sideways, or "understeer,"
VSA® will decrease engine power to help correct the problem. If
the side slip is not reduced, VSA will apply brakes to the inside
front wheel to turn the car back onto its intended course. This reduction
in "understeer" helps your vehicle regain traction to get
you back on course.
If your vehicle begins to spin out, or "oversteer," VSA®
automatically helps correct the problem by applying brakes to the
outside front wheel. This helps reverse the potential spin and put
you back on track.
TRACTION CONTROL (TCS)
The Traction Control System (TCS) component of VSA® uses sensors
that monitor the front wheels and computer-controlled modulation of
engine power and front brakes to help prevent wheel spin when starting
out or accelerating. If the sensors detect excessive front-wheel acceleration,
TCS automatically closes the throttle valve until wheel spin stops.
This helps the TL maintain traction during acceleration and helps
the driver retain steering control, even when accelerating on slippery
At each wheel, sensors monitor wheel speed for skid. If lock-up seems
imminent, ABS first brakes, then reduces hydraulic pressure to the
affected wheel, letting it regain traction before full braking resumes,
a process it can repeat more rapidly than is humanly possible. The
3-channel system monitors and controls each wheel individually. This
provides better steering control and braking stability during maximum-effort
stops, especially when one side of the vehicle is on a slipperier
surface than the other.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
BREMBO CALIPERS AND ROTORS
Standard with the 6-speed manual transmission, high-performance
Brembo front brake calipers feature reduced fade, increased braking
power and a weight reduction of 30% for quick, sure-footed stops.
The combination of Brembo front brake calipers and High-Performance
Tires further enhances the dry-and wet-weather handling and braking
of the Acura 2004 TL.