Acura Integra

From Acura press: The third-generation Acura Integra (introduced in 1994) features a number of technological innovations that enhance performance and handling and provide high levels of safety, durability, efficiency, comfort and ride quality. The Integra is available as a Sports Coupe or Sports Sedan. For 2000 the Sports Coupe and Sports Sedan come in three trim levels - LS, GS and GS-R. The ultra-high performance Integra Type R Sports Coupe also returns for 2000, and is discussed in detail in its own section.

The Integra has evolved and matured in its three generations. The Integra offers a comprehensive list of standard luxury, comfort and safety features. It features a standard driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in all models. Additionally, features such as an AM/FM/CD six-speaker audio system, a power moon roof, windows, door mirrors and locks, Antilock Braking System (ABS) and a lumbar/height/tilt adjustment for the driver's seat are all standard equipment.

The Integra features two distinct engines. The LS and GS models offer an all-aluminum, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder engine with programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI). This powerplant produces 140 horsepower at 6300 rpm and 127 lb-ft of torque at 5200 rpm.

Designed to run on unleaded regular fuel (87 octane), this powerplant combines economy with energetic performance. When coupled with a standard five-speed manual transmission, it logs EPA fuel economy of 25/31 MPG city/highway. With an optional four-speed-automatic transmission, EPA highway mileage remains unchanged, while the city rating drops by just one MPG.

The GS-R model features a 1.8-liter engine equipped with the Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system pioneered in the Acura NSX. It also features Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), a dual-stage intake system, a knock sensor, a crankshaft reinforcing bridge, oil jet piston cooling and a number of other innovations to improve reliability, durability and smoother operation. All this adds up to 170 horsepower at 7600 rpm and 128 lb-ft of torque at 6200 rpm. These impressive figures give it one of the highest specific outputs of any normally aspirated engine sold.

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