Acura Integra 3 Door LS
From Acura press: The 1989 Acura Integra sports sedans offer the performance, handling, style and value that has won outstanding consumer acceptance since introduction. For 1989, the Integra line-up includes 3-door and 5 door hatchback models in choice of fully-equipped RS or top-of-the-line LS trim levels.
"The Acura Integra has been very successful in the marketplace because it fits the needs and active lifestyle of today's sports sedan buyers," said Ed Taylor, vice president of the Acura Automobile Division. "These buyers want performance, comfort, utility and reliability, and that's what the Integra delivers."
The distinctive, wedge-shaped Integra sports sedan was designed using advanced Computer Aided Design techniques and extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve a low coefficient of drag of 0.34. Contributing to this aerodynamic efficiency are such design features as integrated front spoiler/air dam, retractable halogen headlights, near-flush glass and door handles and smoothly sloped windshield and rear window.
Use of narrow roof pillars and large glass areas result in 310 degrees of driver visibility, while unit-body construction and utilization of compact mechanical components allows efficient use of interior space and an extremely rigid body structure.
The convenient hatchback design, with its large, easy-opening hatch and standard cargo cover adds versatility for carrying bulky cargo.
Under the smooth exterior and comfortable interior is a technically advanced, competition inspired drivetrain that provides spirited performance and responsive handling.
The Integra 16-valve DOHC1.6-liter four cylinder engine reflects technology developed by Honda Research & Development Co., Ltd. engineers through Honda Motor Co.'s long-standing Formula 1 racing association -- including lightweight aluminum alloy construction, four-valves-per-cylinder design and programmed fuel injection. The Integra powerplant develops 118 horsepower (at 6500 rpm) and 103 lbs.-ft. of torque (at 5500 rpm).
Systems such as tuned intake and exhaust manifolds, computer-controlled fuel injection, pent-roof combustion chamber with centrally-located spark plug, and fully-transistorized ignition combine to provide sporty performance across the full rpm range.
A choice of transmissions is available -- a standard short-throw 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic with lockup torque converter.