Monday, January 10, 2011

Acura 3.2 CL Type-S, 2003

Acura 3.2 CL Type-S, 2003


For the 2003 model year, Acura's goals for the 3.2 CL were to:
Increase performance
Update styling for a sleeker, more aggressive look

In support of those goals, the 2003 3.2 CL has received the following enhancements:

While it continues to come with a 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission, the CL Type-S now offers a new close ratio 6-speed manual transmission as well. Models with the new manual transmission also feature:
- Helical limited slip differential
- Curb weight of 3446 lbs. (compared to 3510 lbs. for the CL Type-S with automatic transmission)
- Multi-cone synchronizers
- Self-adjusting clutch with dual-mass flywheel
- Short-throw shift linkage

+ CL Type-S with manual transmission replaces the VSA found in the CL Type-S with automatic transmission with new helical limited slip differential
+ New 6-spoke 16 inch wheels (3.2 CL)
+ New 6-spoke 17 inch wheels (CL Type-S)
+ CL Type-S with manual transmission adds two hydraulic engine mount dampers to counter engine movement

Front Styling
+ Revised grille with body-colored surround
+ Revised headlights with black accents
Rear Styling
+ Revised taillight lenses with clear upper portion
+ New exhaust finishers

+ OnStar(R) is standard equipment on CL models equipped with the Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System
+ Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) System added on outboard rear seats for child safety seat attachment
+ Driver's Dual Stage Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
+ Auto-up driver's side window

Interior Styling
CL Type-S
+ Models with black interiors receive titanium-look trim on doors and center console
+ In models with 6-speed manual transmission, center console redesigned to accommodate manual shifter and hand-operated parking brake
+ Perforated leather door inserts


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