What kind of engine does the Acura CL have?
Two different 3.2-liter V-6 engines are available: one for the base model and a more potent version for the performance-oriented Type S, both driving an automatic transmission. In its prior form, the CL had a choice of four-cylinder or V-6 power, the former available with manual shift.
When did the Acura 3.2CL come out?
Like its 1997-99 predecessor, the 3.2CL is a front-drive near-luxury coupe that seats four. A little larger and heavier than before, the latest CL rides a platform related to that of the Acura TL sedan and the Honda Accord.
Is the Acura CL 3.2 type’s a dream car?
Acura is hoping that Andy, er, the new 3.2 CL Type S will be the kind of car that you dream about. Lust after. And all those other phrases that incorrectly end with a preposition.
Is the Acura type’s a good car?
We’ve just gotten out of the 2001 Acura 3.2CL Type S, and unfortunately, neither approach seems appropriate. That’s because the Type S is so undeniably good, so well-produced, so good at the process of being what it is supposed to be that it has left us utterly unmoved.
What was the purpose of the Acura 3.2CL Type S?
The 3.2CL, and especially this performance-tuned Type S, was supposed to bring passion and huevos to Acura. Both of which Acura could use. The pre-’99 TL sedan was so devoid of personality that even radar waves passed through it without taking notice.
When did the 2001 Acura CL come out?
Acura redesigned its 3.2CL sport coupe as an early 2001 model that went on sale in the spring of 2000. Like its 1997-99 predecessor, the 3.2CL is a front-drive near-luxury coupe that seats four.
Are there any problems with the Acura CL?
Problems have been seen with the 2nd generation CL models equipped with automatic transmissions (manual transmission models are unaffected). Reports say that after an average of around 40,000 miles, the transmission experiences gear failures, such as downshifts, slipping, flaring and not shifting, and leaking.
When did the Acura CL sport come out?
The CL, however, was never produced as a 2000 model and instead in March 2000 the completely redesigned Acura CL was released as a 2001 model featuring a 3.2 L SOHC VTEC J-series V6. A navigation system was also available along with the Type-S model, denoting Acura’s ‘Sport’ edition.
What kind of transmission does the Acura CL have?
The 4-cylinder model had an option for a 5-speed manual transmission. The CL also featured Galvanized body panels which helps to prevent rust. For the 1999 model year, the Acura CL’s sibling, the TL, was redesigned.
When did Acura stop using a manual transmission?
One of the main criticisms of the CL was that a manual transmission had been dropped when the car was redesigned for the 2001 model year. Very few manual transmission models were built; there were 2,691 without navigation and 820 with navigation, for a total of 3,511.