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Acura Announces Pricing for 2003 3.2 TL Luxury Performance Sedan Torrance, Calif. - 2/5/2002
Acura today announced pricing for the 2003 model 3.2 TL luxury performance sedan. The 3.2 TL comes in two fully featured models, the well-appointed 3.2 TL, priced at $28,980, and the high-performance TL Type-S, priced at $31,330. Both TL models go on sale today at Acura dealers nationwide.

The 3.2 TL has been the number one selling luxury sedan in its class for the past three years with 2001 sales totaling 69,484 units. The 2003 3.2 TL features a 225 horsepower V-6 engine with 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, four-wheel-independent double-wishbone suspension and 16-inch wheels and tires. The TL Type-S boosts engine output to 260 horsepower, features a sport-tuned suspension for even more responsive handling and adds 17-inch wheels and tires.

For the 2003 model year, all TL models equipped with the optional Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System receive the OnStar(R) in-vehicle communications service as standard equipment. In addition, two new exterior colors, Desert Mist and Royal Ruby, will be available beginning in Fall 2002.

2003 Acura 3.2 TL Highlights:

Powertrain

  • 3.2 liter, SOHC, V-6, aluminum alloy engine
  • 225 hp at 5600 rpm and 216 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm (TL)
  • 260 hp at 6100 rpm and 232 lb-ft of torque between 3500 and 5500 rpm (TL Type-S)
  • Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC)
  • Dual-stage induction system and high-flow exhaust (TL Type-S)
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
  • 5-speed Sequential SportShift semi-manual transmission
  • Direct ignition system
  • 105,000-mile tune-up intervals

Chassis

  • Refined double-wishbone independent front suspension
  • Multi-link, double-wishbone independent rear suspension
  • 16-inch wheel and tire diameter (3.2 TL); 17-inch wheel and tire diameter (Type-S)
  • Large front and rear disc brakes
  • Vehicle-speed sensing rack-and-pinion power steering (3.2 TL)
  • Variable torque sensing rack-and-pinion steering (TL Type-S)
  • Standard Traction Control System (TCS) on 3.2 TL
  • Standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system on Type-S (includes TCS)
  • Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Features

  • Leather-trimmed seats & door panels
  • Power moonroof
  • Automatic Climate Control System,
  • Acura/Bose(R) Music System with in-dash, 6-disc CD changer
  • Wood-patterned trim
  • 8-way power driver's seat with memory
  • Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
  • Remote keyless entry system with anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Available DVD-based Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System with OnStar(R)

Pricing for 2003 Acura 3.2 TL

3.2 TL

$28,980

TL Type-S

$31,330

o Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System with OnStar Service

$2,150

Destination and handling charge

$480