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Acura CL
Acura
aka CL
Production First Gen: 1997-1999
Second Gen: 2001-2003
Class Mid-size Coupe
Body Style 2 dr Coupe
Length First Gen: 4,826 mm
Second Gen: 4,877 mm
Width First Gen: 1,781 mm
Second Gen: 1,793 mm
Height First Gen: 1,389 mm
Second Gen: 1,410 mm
Wheelbase First Gen: 2,715 mm
Second Gen: 2,715 mm
Weight 1574 kg (3.2)
Transmission First Gen:
4-speed Auto + FWD
5-speed Manual + FWD
Second Gen:
5-speed Auto + FWD
6-speed Manual + FWD
Engine First Gen:
2.2 L F22B1 I4
2.3 L F23A1 I4
3.0 L J30A1 V6
Second Gen:
3.2L V6 VTEC
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)


The Acura CL is a Coupé manufactured by Honda's Acura brand from 1996 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2003. The CL is often thought to have been a replacement for the Acura Legend coupe, but with the advent of the TL in 1996, which directly replaced the Vigor, the CL is more precisely a TL coupe. All Acura CLs were built at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio alongside the Acura TL and the Honda Accord upon which the Acura CLs were based. The CL was the first Acura to be built in the United States.

Following the end of the 1995 model year, the Acura Legend Coupe disappeared from Acura's lineup when the Sedan (car) version was renamed the Acura RL. The CL was not a direct replacement for the Legend coupe as it no longer shared the same chassis as its sedan counterpart, and was not made in Japan, unlike the RL which still is. The first CL was a model year 1996. Because Acura no longer had a suitable Legend coupe replacement, they created the CL, which is based on the first generation Acura TL, which was released one year before the CL. With the release of the TL and 3.5RL in 1996 Acura transitioned to alphanumeric and/or two letter names, naming of all of its vehicles (with the exception of the Acura Integra, which kept its name until the 2001 Model year). Although the CL was considered to be a satisfactory vehicle, it never gained traction or popularity like the other Acura coupes.


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ACURA

Honda Motor Company


Honda | Acura | Li Nian | Honda Racing Corporation | Honda F1 Racing | Mugen


Current

USA: RLX · TL · TSX · ILX · MDX · RDX · ZDX

Canada: CSX · · · · · · · · ·

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Hong Kong: · · · · · · · · ·

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RL · EL · Integra · Legend · Vigor · CL · SLX · NSX · RSX

Racing

ARX-02A LMP1

Concept

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