Acura Legend Sedan

From Acura press: The planners and engineers set ambitious goals for the second-generation Legend powertrain: to provide substantially higher performance, with greater smoothness and quietness and no sacrifice in fuel efficiency. To accomplish this, they developed a longitudinal drivetrain with a 3.2-liter, 24-valve V-6 engine. Stronger, more refined manual and automatic transmissions, a more durable differential and a new mounting system were designed to match the increased power and torque of the engine.

The engine development team was given a mandate to develop an engine with significantly higher performance and greater refinement than its predecessor, with no increase in weight or fuel consumption. A new V-6 was determined to be the right size and weight while producing enough power to achieve the intended goals. Given the acceleration and fuel efficiency targets they had in mind for the Legend, they saw no need for a large V-8 engine.

The engine displaces 3206 cc with a bore of 90.0mm and a stroke 84.0 mm. The cylinder block, like all Acura engines, is made of aluminum alloy and equipped with cast-iron cylinder liners.

Continuing the impressive success of the second-generation Legend automobile, the Acura Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., introduces the 1993 Legend Sedan.
The Legend Sedan is powered by an all-aluminum, 3.2-liter, 24-valve, SOHC V- 6 engine, producing 200 horsepower. An advanced, three-stage Variable Induction System increases torque throughout the engine's operating range, and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) helps to ensure efficient operation under all driving conditions.

The engine/transmission package is longitudinally mounted to achieve the ideal 60/40 weight balance for a front-wheel-drive performance luxury car. A racing inspired, double-wishbone suspension, front and rear, delivers precise, responsive handling combined with excellent ride qUality. A precise 5-speed manual transmission is standard, while an electronically controlled four-speed automatic is available as an option.

For ease of control at lower speeds, and precise road feel at all speeds, a sophisticated, electronically controlled, speed-sensitive, variable power assisted, rack-and-pinion steering system is incorporated.

The elegantly styled Legend Sedan was designed for aerodynamic efficiency. Clean, aerodynamic lines penetrate the wind with a minimum of turbulence, and details such as nearly flush glass panels and minimal gaps between body sections reduce wind noise and increase fuel efficiency. The exterior finish is achieved using a 23-step, 4-coat, 4-bake painting process.

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