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1993 Acura Legend Sedan Introduced

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.

The Legend Sedan is offered in three trim levels: the standard Legend Sedan, a more elaborately equipped L and the top-of-the-line L8. The configuration of the unit-body chassis incorporates specific impact absorption zones, to help lessen the impact on the occupants in the event of a collision. All Legend models feature a driver's and passenger's side air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), with automatic seat belt tensioners as standard equipment.

Four-wheel disc brakes provide impressive stopping power, and a standard Honda R&D-designed Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)helps the driver retain steering control during hard braking.

The luxurious, driver-oriented interior is not only rich in feel and appearance, but is also designed to the most exacting ergonomic standards. Slim roof pillars offer an open, spacious greenhouse for excellent all-around visibility, and each instrument and control is designed and positioned for easy access and operation.

Full moquette upholstery is featured on the standard Sedan model, while soft finished leather seating surfaces, door-panel inserts and trim are standard in LS models and optional in L models. LS models also come with burled walnut accenting the center console and armrests; the standard Sedan and L models feature simulated walnut on the center console. The driver's seat incorporates a power height adjustment and adjustable lumbar support, while L and LS models have an upgraded 8-way power driver's seat with a memory function. LS models also include 4-way power passenger seat and heated front seats.

Interior comfort is assured in all weather conditions by a high-capacity air conditioning and heating system standard on all Legend models, with an Automatic Climate Control System standard on LS models. A power-operated moonroof is standard on L and LS models.

The standard Legend audio system is a fully electronic AM/FM stereo/cassette unit. L models include an 8-speaker Acura/Bose®Music System with an FM diversity antenna. LS models feature a state-of-the-art Acura/Bose®Premium Music System with eight speakers. A multi-disc CD changer and hands-free cellular telephone are also available as dealer-installed options. All Legend sound systems have an anti-theft feature as standard equipment. The Legend Sedan with a manual transmission achieves 18 mpg/city and 25 mpg/highway, while the automatic transmission version achieves 19 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway Prices for the 1993 Legend Sedan range from $29,200 for the base model with manual transmission to $36,500 for the top-of the-line LS model with automatic transmission. All Legend models are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

The Acura Division offers a range of performance luxury automobiles that includes the NSX, the Legend Sedan and Coupe, the Vigor, and the Integra 3- and 4-door sports sedans.

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