Acura 3.2L TL

From Acura press: After the highly successful launch of the new-generation 3.2TL in model-year '99, it might be logical to expect 2000 to be a slow year for the TL from a technical standpoint. Once again the TL exceeds expectations-this time with significant enhancements. More than just minor tuning, the 2000 3.2TL benefits from significant advances in performance, safety, convenience, efficiency and emissions control.

Far reaching changes extend to almost every major system in the 3.2TL. By setting sales records every month since its introduction in September of '98, the 3.2TL has reaffirmed Acura's position in the mid-luxury segment as a premier performance nameplate.

Offered exclusively with a 3.2-liter, 24-valve, VTEC V-6 engine, the TL combines one of the most powerful engines in its class with a new-generation platform that elevates handling responsiveness, quietness, roominess and luxury. Assembled exclusively in the United States, the new TL is designed to exceed buyer expectations with a remarkably high level of standard equipment.

Available in just one trim level with a comprehensive list of standard features, the TL is classified as a midsize car by the EPA. It has a roomy interior that's more spacious than those of its mid-luxury competition, cars like the Lexus ES 300, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series.

A single, potent powertrain drives the 3.2TL. To meet tougher emissions standards while simultaneously improving performance for 2000, this sophisticated all-aluminum V-6 now has revised camshafts, larger intake and exhaust valves, modified cylinder head porting, as well as a newly designed tuned-length intake manifold. These changes combine to broaden the 3.2TL's usable powerband and improve midrange torque, while making compliance with tough LEV and ULEV (for California models) standards possible.

The 3.2-liter VTEC-equipped engine is compact, lightweight and fuel-efficient, representing the next generation of Acura V-6 powerplants. The 60-degree, 24-valve V-6 is mounted transversely in the chassis, improving packaging efficiency. For 2000, it is coupled with a new 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control that drives the front wheels with the assistance of a standard Traction Control System (TCS).

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