Acura CL

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The Acura CL is a model of automobile manufactured by Honda’s Acura brand from 1997-1999, and from 2001-2003. The CL is often thought to have been a replacement for the Acura Legend coupe. All Acura CLs were built at Honda’s plant in Marysville, Ohio alongside the TL and the Honda Accord upon which the Acuras were based. The CL was the first Acura to be built in the United States.

Following the end of the 1995 model year, The Acura Legend coupe disappeared from Acura’s line-up when the sedan version was renamed the Acura RL. The coupe was replaced by the Acura CL for the 1997 model year, following Acura’s transition to alphanumeric naming of all of its vehicles (with the exception of the Integra, which was kept in production until the 2001 model year).

For the 1997 model year, the CL was offered with either a 3.0 L J30 V6 producing 200 hp (150 kW), or a 150 hp (112 kW) 2.2 L (F22B1) I4 engine. The 1998 and 1999 models featured a 2.3 L (F23A1) with 152 hp (113 kW).

Both the 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder CL offered a “Premium” trim level which offered leather upholstery (with heated front seats in the 3.0), and in the 3.0, an Acura/Bose stereo. For the 1999 model year, the “Premium” trim level was eliminated, and leather upholstery became standard on all models, as did a trunk cargo net. The alloy wheel design was different on the 3.0 for each year, moving from a five-spoke design (1997) to a seven-spoke design (1998), to a different multi-spoke alloy design for the 1999 model year. The 3.0 premium CL used a six-spoke design for 1997, then moved to a 5-spoke double-prong design for 1998 and 1999. Only the 4 cyl model was offered in a manual or standard shift transmission.

The 1997-1999 CL suffered from repeated failures of the driver side window. The manufacturer replaced the motor both under warranty and after warranty expirations, however no mass recall was ever issued.[1]