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Acura TSX

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Acura TSX

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 2354 cm3 / 143.6 cu in / 143.6 cu in, 153.0 kW / 205.2 hp / 205.2 hp @ 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm, 222.4 N·m / 164.0 lb·ft / 164.0 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 10.7 l/100km / 26.4 mpg-UK / 22.0 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AcuraIssued from2008
ModelTSXIssued until
SerieTSXNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAcuraCountryJP,US

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2577 l / 91.01 cu ft / 91.01 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4660 mm / 183.5 in / 183.5 inTotal (curb) weight1450 kg / 3197 lb / 3197 lb
Width1770 mm / 69.7 in / 69.7 inDry weight
Height1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inLoad capacity27 kg / 60 lb / 60 lb
Wheelbase2680 mm / 105.5 in / 105.5 inGross (max.) weight1477 kg / 3256 lb / 3256 lb
Track frontTowing weight680 kg / 1499 lb / 1499 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance160 mm / 6.3 in / 6.3 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.74  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.6 sq ft / 23.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.66 m2 / 7.1 sq ft / 7.1 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)16.4 kW / 22.0 hp / 22.0 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders4
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 4 cylinder)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement2354 cm3 / 143.6 cu in / 143.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power153.0 kW / 205.2 hp / 205.2 hp at 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm / 7000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque222.4 N·m / 164.0 lb·ft / 164.0 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)61.2 kW / 82.1 hp / 82.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output65.0 kW/l / 1.428 bhp/cu in / 1.428 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque94.5 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio143.4 kW/ton / 108.6 bhp/ton / 108.6 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
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)10.7 l/100km / 26.4 mpg-UK / 22.0 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions250 g/km / 403 g/mi / 403 g/mi (est.)
  Range607 km / 378 mi / 378 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front215/50-R17Tyres rear215/50-R17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front300 mm / 11.8 in / 11.8 inBrake diameter rear259 mm / 10.2 in / 10.2 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Acura TSX

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