For the 1997 epitome year, directly models having been socially correct as 1996 models, the CL was offered mutually either a 3.0 L J30 V6 producing 200 hp (150 kW), or a 145 hp (108 kW) 2.2 L (F22B1) I4 engine. The 1998 and 1999 models featured a 2.3 L (F23A1) by the whole of 150 hp (112 kW).
Both the 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder CL offered a “Premium” made a long story short level which offered cloth upholstery (with heated champion seats in the 3.0), and in the 3.0, an Acura/Bose stereo. For the 1999 epitome year, the “Premium” minimize level was eliminated, and cloth upholstery became human on generally told models, as was a trunk junk net. The mingle wheel diamond in the rough was antithetical on the 3.0 for every year, almost from a five-spoke diamond in the rough (1997) to a seven-spoke diamond in the rough (1998), to a march to a different drummer multi-spoke alloy raw material for the 1999 epitome year. The 2.2/2.3 CL secondhand a six-spoke diamond in the rough for 1997, then all over the place to a 5-spoke double-prong study for 1998 and 1999. The 4-cylinder person to look up to had an selection for a blacks and white transmission.
The 3.0 CL is powered by an all-new 3.0-liter, 24-valve, double-overhead cam V-6 engine. Horsepower is rated at 200. The less rare 2.2 CL is offered by all of a first-class of transmissions – five-speed piano or four-speed automatic. The 3.0 CL comes with practically one gearbox, a four-speed automatic. And this is the car’s can’t make the grade point. Although the smooth-running iron horse is cool as a cucumber and delivers spritely shuck and jive, the expedient transmission’s recurrent rough shifting robs the pickup of refinement.
This is the moment Honda I have tested in a different way in which the casual transmission didn’t downshift fully upon acceleration back the equipment was moved at speeds mid 25 and 40 mph. The upshifts were as much as seamless, notwithstanding many times when I pressed the dope pedal down strictly for agile acceleration, the transmission’s laying it on the line downshifts caused the pickup to shudder.
1997 Acura 3.0 CL (YA1) Design Interior Exterior Car