One of the exciting new cars this year is the 2003 Acura
3.2 CL a sporty and agile performance coupe. This 2-door
4-passenger car has great performance capability, a powerful
engine for acceleration and merging confidence and an interior
plushness that, combined with the other two characteristics,
equates to pure value for money.
2003 brings a new close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission
to compete with the Sequential SportShift manual shift equipped
The 2003 Acura CL comes in two versions just like its sedan
counterpart the 3.2 TL. The Coupe offering includes a base
Acura 3.2 CL and then, the Acura 3.2 CL Type-S: a sport
model with a significantly more powerful engine. Both models
can be purchased with or without the new OnStar communication
The 2003 Acura CL has one of the most generous offering
of standard amenities in its class. Items like heated seats,
automatic climate control, power sunroof, leather upholstery
and much more are normally added cost extras but on the
CL they are all included.
Sophisticated electronics are also on the roster. The OnStar
system is just the latest addition to the technological
prowess this vehicle offers. A premium Bose audio system
is also in place. A 6CD changer, AM/FM tuner and several
carefully placed speakers will get you excellent music quality.
With a sleek and aggressive look that is demonstrative of
its fiery heart, the CL Coupe has benefited from styling
refinements. The grille received a body-colored surround,
while in the rear, the CL gets a new clear tail light lens
and a sporty chrome exhaust pipe finisher. 16- and 17-inch
wheels convey a road hugging and high performance image:
one that matches the powerful engines. Discharge (HID) headlights
will offer drivers outstanding night time visibility.
The CL models are mostly distinguished by their different
engines. Although both 3.2-liter models, one is significantly
more powerful than the other.
The Type-S has this high-powered V6, which delivers 260
hp at 6100 rpm, and 232 lb-ft of torque between 3500 and
5500. That is 35hp more than the base CL. Its V6 gets 225
hp at 5600 rpm and, and 216 lb-ft of torque at 6100.
However, that is a small part of the difference between
these two cars. One big addition that the Type-S has over
its CL base is the close ratio 6-speed manual transmission,
a new feature for this year. This transmission, coupled
with the powerful engine means the CL Type-S can be a true
racers machine with excellent feel, power and sheer mechanical
Safety and Security
As in the TL Sedan, the optional OnStar system can add to
occupant security but owners will enjoy outstanding passive
and active safety technology, even without it.
The Type-S, which comes with the usual assortment of airbags
and seat belts, also has antiskid, traction control, a sport
suspension and road hugging, low profile 215/50VR17 tires.
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