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Acura CL

(1996 model)

Brief specs of 1996 Acura CL

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2156 cm3 / 131.6 cu in / 131.6 cu in, 108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 199.0 N·m / 146.8 lb·ft / 146.8 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AcuraIssued from1996
ModelCLIssued until
SerieCLNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAcuraCountryJP,US

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4826 mm / 190.0 in / 190.0 inTotal (curb) weight1365 kg / 3009 lb / 3009 lb
Width1781 mm / 70.1 in / 70.1 inDry weight
Height1389 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2715 mm / 106.9 in / 106.9 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1514 mm / 59.6 in / 59.6 inTowing weight
Track rear1501 mm / 59.1 in / 59.1 inWeight distribution (front)64.0 % / 64.0 % / 64.0 %
Ground clearance109 mm / 4.3 in / 4.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.78  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerHondaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore85.0 mm / 3.35 in / 3.35 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.89
Fuel supplySqPFiEngine displacement2156 cm3 / 131.6 cu in / 131.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity539.00 cm3/cylinder / 32.892 cu in/cylinder / 32.892 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power108.1 kW / 145.0 hp / 145.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque199.0 N·m / 146.8 lb·ft / 146.8 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)56.0 kW / 75.1 hp / 75.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.1 kW/l / 1.102 bhp/cu in / 1.102 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque92.3 N·m/l / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in / 0.81 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.69
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.30 s / 6.30 s / 6.30 sTop (maximal) speed209 km/h / 130 mph / 130 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.60 s / 8.60 s / 8.60 sPower-to-weight ratio106.2 kW/ton / 80.5 bhp/ton / 80.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
Steeringrack & pinion VPASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle11.9 m / 39.0 ft / 39.0 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbones, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Acura CL

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