Acura Model Chronology: 1997-1999 2.2CL/ 3.0CL

Vehicle: 2.2CL/3.0CL
Years Available: 1997-1999
Original Engine: 2.2-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 145 hp @ 5500 rpm, 147 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm/3.0-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC V-6, 200 hp @ 5500 rpm, 195 lbs-ft @ 4700 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic (2.2CL), 4-speed automatic (3.0CL)
  • New model; first luxury import model designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 1998: 2.2CL replaced with 2.3CL powered by 2.3-liter SOHC 16-valve VTEC 4-cylinder, 150 hp, 152 lbs-ft; redesigned grille; body-colored front and rear bumper skirt and side sills; new wheels; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; simulated woodgrain console; Homelink™ universal transmitter standard on 3.0CL, available on 2.3CL with Premium model
  • 1999: Premium model dropped, Premium features standard
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