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2004 Acura TL Performance Luxury Sedan Summary of Changes Torrance, Calif. - 9/3/2003

Highlights

The dramatically redesigned all-new 2004 TL features increased performance, even sportier handling and an assortment of class-leading technology. A new 3.2-liter engine delivers 270 horsepower and 238 lb-ft. of torque while lowering emissions and maintaining impressive fuel economy. The TL is now available with two transmissions, a 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic and a new close-ratio 6-speed manual. Inside, an assortment of cutting edge electronics has been added to the TL's already impressive list of standard features. These include the first automotive application of DVD-Audio 5.1 surround sound as well as HandsFreeLink' wireless phone connectivity and XM" Satellite Radio, making the 2004 TL one of the most comprehensively equipped performance luxury sedans available. Highlights for the 2004 TL include:

Powertrain

  • Engine
    o Horsepower increased from 225 to 270 horsepower
    o Torque increased from 216 to 238 lbs- ft
    o Dual-stage intake manifold
  • Available close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission
  • Limited slip differential (w/6-speed manual transmission)
  • Drive-by-wire throttle system
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • LEV-2 ULEV emissions
  • High flow exhaust system

Chassis

  • 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension
  • 4-channel VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist)
  • 4-piston Brembo brakes (w/6-speed manual transmission)
  • 17-inch wheels and tires
  • Available 17-inch high performance tires (w/6-speed manual transmission)
  • Refined steering system for enhanced feel and reduced kickback
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist System

Interior

  • Acura HandsFreeLink™ wireless phone connectivity
  • Acura/ELS® Premium 8-speaker Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio, DTS™ and CD 6-disc Changer, AM/FM Tuner and Dolby® Cassette
  • Multi-Info Display screen
  • Optional Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ featuring 8-inch display Dual-zone, Dual-mode Automatic Climate Control
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio, cruise and voice recognition controls for HandsFreeLink and navigation system
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Enhanced keyless entry system with seven customizable memory functions
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support
  • Power glass moonroof
  • Perforated leather seating and trim
  • Brushed aluminum accent trim

Body/Styling

  • Dramatic new styling
  • Wider, more aggressive stance
  • Enhanced torsional rigidity
  • Acoustic front windshield glass
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights

Safety

  • Front dual-stage, dual-threshold airbags
  • Driver's and front passenger's side airbag
  • Passenger's side airbag with occupant position sensor system
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Pedestrian Impact Protection
  • Enhanced seat belt warning system
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control