1998 Acura 2.3 and 3.0CL Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type

3.0-liter, 24-valve SOHC w/VTEC V-6 (3.0CL)

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2.3-liter, 16-valve SOHC w/VTEC inline 4-cylinder (2.3CL)

Horsepower, SAE net

200 hp @ 5000 rpm (3.0CL)

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150 hp @ 5700 rpm (2.3CL)

Torque, SAE net

195 lbs-ft @ 4800 rpm (3.0CL)

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152 lbs-ft @ 4800 rpm (2.3CL)

Redline

6300 rpm

Fuel Cutoff

6600 rpm (3.0CL)

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6500 rpm (2.3CL)

Bore & Stroke

3.39 in x 3.39 in

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(86.0 mm x 86.0 mm) (3.0CL)

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3.39 in x 3.82 in

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(86.0 mm x 97.0 mm) (2.3CL)

Displacement

182.9 cu in (2997 cc) (3.0CL)

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137.5 cu in (2254 cc) (2.3CL)

Compression Ratio

9.4:1 (3.0CL) 9.3:1 (2.3CL)

Induction System

Multi-point Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Valvetrain

SOHC 24-valve w/Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system (3.0CL)
SOHC 16-valve w/Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system (2.3CL)

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy with 4 valves per cylinder and VTEC

Emission Control

3-way catalyst

Ignition System

Full Electronic ignition

Alternator

12V, 100A (3.0CL)

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12V, 80A (2.3CL)

Battery

12V, 72A (3.0CL)

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12V, 52A (2.3CL)

Recommended Fuel

Unleaded regular

Body Type

Unit body

Front Suspension

Independent double-wishbone

Rear Suspension

Independent double-wishbone

Shock Absorbers

NWS-type (New Wide Setting)

Stabilizer Bars

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(3.0CL) Front
Diameter

25 mm (0.98 in) (solid)

Rear Diameter

16 mm (0.63 in) (solid)

(2.3CL) Front Diameter

27.2 mm (1.07 in) (hollow)

Rear Diameter

16 mm (0.63 in) (solid)

Steering Type

Rotary-valve, variable-assist, power rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

17.4:1

Steering Wheel Turns, lock-to-lock

3.0

Turning Diameter

39.04 ft (11.9 m)

Wheels

6 JJ x 16 7-spoke (3.0CL)

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6 JJ x 16 5-spoke (2.3CL)

Tires

P205/55 R16 Michelin MXV4

Braking System

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Front Discs

(3.0CL) Ventilated, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter, 1.0 in (25 mm) rotor thickness
(2.3CL) Ventilated, 10.2 in (260 mm) diameter, 0.9 in (23 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

(3.0CL) Solid, 10.2 in (260 mm) diameter, 0.39 in (10 mm) rotor thickness
(2.3CL) Solid, 10.2 in (260 mm) diameter, 0.4 in (10 mm) rotor thickness

Total Swept Area

(3.0CL)370.1 sq in (2389 cm2)

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(2.3CL)363.9 sq in (2267 cm2)

Parking Brake

Separate parking caliper

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Acura-designed system with four wheel-speed sensors and electronic/hydraulic control unit

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POWERTRAIN

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Type

Transverse front engine/front-wheel drive

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Transmission
Ratios (:1)

3.0CL
4-speed automatic

2.3CL
5-speed manual

2.3CL
4-speed automatic

1st

2.534

3.285

2.528

2nd

1.502

1.807

1.427

3rd

0.947

1.193

0.981

4th

0.608

0.903

0.620

5th

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0.685

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Reverse

1.846

3.000

1.863

Final Drive

4.200

4.062

4.466

CAPACITIES

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Crankcase

4.6 U.S. quarts (4.4 liters) refill capacity, including filter (3.0CL)
4.5 U.S. quarts (4.3 liters) refill capacity, including filter (2.3CL)

Cooling System

9.3 U.S. quarts (8.8 liters)(3.0CL)
7.3 U.S. quarts (6.9 l liters)(2.3CL w/ 5-speed manual)
7.2 U.S. quarts (6.8 liters) (2.3CL w/ 4-speed automatic)

Fuel Tank

17.2 U.S. gallons (65 liters)

Passenger Volume

84.7 cu ft

Cargo Volume (trunk)

12.0 cu ft

Total Volume

96.7 cu ft

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FUEL ECONOMY

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Factory Estimated Fuel Mileage, City/Highway*

3.0CL

2.3CL

20 / 28

25 / 31 (manual)

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23 / 29 (automatic)

* California figures are the same.

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Wheelbase

106.9 in (2715 mm)

Track, front

59.6 in (1515mm)

Track, rear

59.1 in (1500 mm)

Overall length

190.0 in (4827 mm)

Overall width

70.1 in (1780 mm)

Height*

54.7 in (1390 mm)

* measured at the Manufacturers Design Load Weight

Minimum Ground Clearance*

4.33 in (110 mm)
* measured at the Manufacturers Design Load Weight

Curb Weight

3.0CL automatic

2.3CLmanual

2.3CLautomatic

3215 lbs(1464 kg)

3062 lbs(1390 kg)

3004 lbs(1365 kg)

Weight Distribution (% F/R)

3.0CL

2.3CL

64/36

63/37

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Front

Head Room

Leg Room

Hip Room

Shoulder Room

37.4 in
(951 mm)

42.9 in
(1090 mm)

51.6 in
(1310 mm)

54.4 in
(1383 mm)

Rear

Head Room

Leg Room

Hip Room

Shoulder Room

35.9 in
(913 mm)

31.0 in
(788 mm)

47.6 in
(1210 mm)

53.1 in
(1349 mm)

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WARRANTIES

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Vehicle

4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year/unlimited-mile limited warranty

Roadside Assistance (TLC)

4-year/50,000-miles

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