Acura 3.5 RL
From Acura press: For 1998, the Acura 3.5RL features suspension revisions that provide more sporty handling while still maintaining the smooth, compliant ride that is the signature of this highly-refined luxury performance automobile.
"The 3.5RL continues as our top-of-the-line flagship sedan and sets the standard for Acura luxury and refinement," said Rich Thomas, Acura's executive vice president and general manager. "The RL embodies everything we've learned about engineering great luxury performance automobiles over the past eleven years."
Powered by a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that produces the most torque ever by any Acura sedan, the 3.5RL does not require a scheduled tune-up for the first 100,000 miles. The all-aluminum engine is designed to respond instantly, resulting in quick acceleration and effortless cruising.
The flagship sedan carries Acura's computer-controlled, 4-speed automatic transmission, which features Grade Logic Control for smoother, more responsive performance driving uphill or downhill.