1998 Acura 3.2 and 2.5 TL Features

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SPECIFICATIONS

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Engine Type

3.2-liter, 24-valve SOHC (3.2TL)
2.5-liter, 20-valve SOHC,
inline 5-cylinder (2.5TL)

Horsepower, SAE net

200 hp @ 5300 rpm (3.2TL)
176 hp @ 6300 rpm (2.5TL)

Torque, SAE net

210 lbs-ft @ 4500 rpm (3.2TL)
170 lbs-ft @ 3900 rpm (2.5TL)

Redline

6300 rpm (3.2TL)
6800 rpm (2.5TL)

Fuel Cutoff

6500 rpm (3.2TL)
7100 rpm (2.5TL)

Bore & Stroke

3.54 in x 3.31 in
(90 mm x 84 mm) (3.2TL)
3.35 in x 3.40 in
(85 mm x 86.4 mm) (2.5TL)

Displacement

196 cu in (3206 cc) (3.2TL)
150 cu in (2451 cc) (2.5TL)

Compression Ratio

9.6:1

Induction System

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with Variable Volume Induction System (3.2TL)
Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with Dual Stage Induction System (2.5TL)

Valvetrain

4 valves per cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy with cast-iron cylinder liners

Cylinder Head

Aluminum alloy

Emission Control

3-way catalytic converter/EGR

Ignition System

Electronic direct ignition with dual knock sensors (3.2TL)
Electronic ignition with dual knock sensors (2.5TL)

Alternator

110 amp. max. (3.2TL)
100 amp. max (2.5TL)

Battery

12V, maintenance-free

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded, 96 octane

Body Type

All-steel unit body

Front Suspension

Independent double-wishbone with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension

Independent double-wishbone with trailing link, coil springs and stabilizer bar

Shock Absorbers

Gas-pressurized with progressive valve, front and rear

Stabilizer Bars
(Tubular)

(3.2TL)

Front

28.6 mm diameter x 3.5 mm wall thickness

Rear

14.7 mm diameter x 2.6 mm wall thickness

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(2.5TL)

Front

28.6 mm diameter x 4.0 mm wall thickness

Rear

15.9 mm diameter x 2.6 mm wall thickness

Steering Type

Speed-sensitive, variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

15.7:1 (3.2TL)

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17.5:1 (2.5TL)

Steering Wheel Turns, lock-to-lock

3.3 (3.2TL)

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3.5 (2.5TL)

Turning Circle
(wheel-to-wheel)

3.2TL

2.5TL

34.8 ft.
(10.6 m)

36.1 ft
(11.0 m)

Wheels

6.5 JJ x 15 cast-aluminum alloy (3.2TL)
6 JJ x 15 cast-aluminum alloy (2.5TL)

Tires

P205/65 R15 94V M+S All Season (3.2TL)
P205/60 R15 91H M+S All Season (2.5TL)

Braking System

Dual-diagonal, power assisted,4-wheel disc brakes

Front Discs

Ventilated, 11.1 in (282 mm) diameter, 0.91 in (23 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

10.2 in (260 mm) diameter, 0.35 in (9 mm) rotor thickness

Swept Area

Front: 114.7 sq in (740 cm2)
Rear: 84.9 sq in (548 cm2)

Parking Brake

Disc-type, mechanically actuated on rear wheels

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

3-channel system with 4 wheel-speed sensors and electronic/hydraulic control unit

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POWERTRAIN

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Type

Transverse-mounted front-engine / front-wheel drive with equal-length driveshafts

Transmission Ratios (:1)

Automatic Transmission
3.2TL / 2.5TL

1st

2.458 / 2.650

2nd

1.455 / 1.531

3rd

0.949 / 0.976

4th

0.652 / 0.654

Reverse

1.880 / 1.905

Secondary

1.333 / 1.622

Final

3.133 / 2.765

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CAPACITIES

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Crankcase

5.0 U.S quarts (4.7 liters) refill capacity including filter (3.2TL)
4.5 U.S. quarts (5.2 liters) refill capacity including filter (2.5TL)

Cooling System

8.1 U.S. quarts (7.7 liters) (3.2TL)
7.4 U.S. quarts (7.0 liters) (2.5TL)

Fuel Tank

17.2 U.S. gallons (65 liters)

Passenger Volume

94.7 cu ft

Cargo Volume (trunk)

14.1 cu ft

Total Volume

108.8 cu ft

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FUEL ECONOMY

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Factory Estimated Fuel Mileage, City/Highway*

.19 / 24 (3.2TL)
20 / 25 (2.5TL)

* California figures are the same.

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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Wheelbase

111.8 in (2840 mm)

Track, front

61.0 in (1550mm) (3.2TL)
59.8 in (1520 mm) (2.5TL)

Track, rear

59.4 in (1510 mm)

(3.2TL) / (2.5TL)

Length

191.7 in (4870 mm) / 191.5 in (4865 mm)

Width

70.9 in (1800 mm) / 70.3 in (1785 mm)

Height

55.7 in(1415 mm) / 55.3 in(1405 mn)

Minimum Ground Clearance

4.7 in (120 mm)

Curb Weight

3513 lbs/(1595 kg) / 3282 lbs/(1490 kg)

Weight Distribution(% F/R)

60 / 40

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

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FRONT

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Head Room

37.5 in(953 mm)

Leg Room

43.7 in(1110 mm)

Hip Room

54.7 in(1369 mm)

Shoulder Room

54.6 in(1386 mm)

REAR

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Head Room

36.9 in(937 mm)

Leg Room

35.2 in(895 mm)

Hip Room

54.3 in(1379 mm)

Shoulder Room

54.1 in(1373 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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