Additional stainless trim along the roofline joins the windshield, roof and rear window together in one smoothly flowing curve. A built-in auto-reverse system helps ensure that the moonroof will not close if a hand or arm is in the way. When in Sport mode, a digital display in the tachometer face indicates which gear the transmission is in. The illuminated instrument needles and indicator lights then come alive, indicating that the car is ready to go. The beams from these two broadcast satellites one located over the West Coast, one over the East Coast combine to span the entire continental United States and some of Canada.
An interesting note is that when you first crank the steering wheel over to initiate a turn, or just for centering purposes while driving down a straight road, you can feel a somewhat detached electric force feedback motor-like response come back into the wheel. When the drive is over, the instrument lighting progressively dims. The repair is currently being developed, so you do not need to visit your dealer at this time. The inside frame rails described in the Body section allow air to flow more smoothly underneath the car. Downstream of the under-floor catalytic converter, the 3. Attached directly to the cylinder heads are high-efficiency catalytic converters. Partially opening or closing the moonroof to achieve partial ventilation simply requires a lighter touch.
And the clutch take-up on the car is so high that it's hard to find the exact amount of throttle to get a smooth start from a red light—I'm usually over- or under-revving it. Royal Blue has been discontinued, and Umber leather interior is only available with White Diamond Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Mayan Bronze Metallic exterior paint. The multi-hole injector design enables the reduction in fuel droplet size to generate better fuel atomization, resulting in improved cold weather start-up, better fuel economy, reduced emissions and improved power. Moreover, increased emphasis was placed on developing a clutch with extremely constant pedal effort throughout the points of engagement during the entire stroke of the pedal. The gears feature improved design including being treated to glass beading and water jet blasting to smooth the outer metal surface as well as to reduce any possible stress risers. Intake valve lift and opening duration are adjusted according to engine speed, resulting in the 3.
If you have questions about software updates or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, you may contact Acura Client Relations at 800 382-2238. The result is an amplification of pressure waves within each half of the manifold at lower engine speeds, improving low rpm torque. This process forms a lighter, stronger connecting rod with perfect mating surfaces. Such shift hold control leaves the chassis undisturbed by excess shifting and ensures that power will be immediately available without a downshift on corner exit. Below the taillight array are large red reflectors that add style as well as safety. Full details in the press release after the jump. Alternately, an upper tether mount makes it possible to fit a single child safety seat in the rear center seating position.
First gear synchronizers are now a triple cone design, Third and Fourth gear synchronizers feature 5. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. Located in the center console, the shifter has an intuitive, easy-to-use design and also takes up less space on the console surface. Yet, once you put the throttle down and enter the twisties, the car transforms. In addition, the side mirrors are heated and memory linked to driver preference. They need to be grippy, have a good, thick rim as well as a reasonably small diameter.
But while the torque-vectoring Super Handling-All Wheel Drive is an appreciated addition when you're putting out over 300 horsepower, performance oriented drivers were appropriately miffed that both the Type-S and a manual transmission were no longer available. Rear-seat passengers have a fold-down padded center armrest with a pair of covered cupholders. Interior Comfort and Ergonomics The interior was a mixed bag. In automatic mode, the transmission incorporates an advanced Grade Logic Control System and Shift Hold Control, both of which reduce unnecessary shifting and gear hunting. In addition, each front seatbelt retractor incorporates a load limiter that works in conjunction with the automatic tensioner. The front wheel arch gracefully and muscularly interrupts the side view. There is also an emergency glow-in-the-dark trunk opener located inside near the trunk latch.
Nitrogen-charged dampers with special blow-off valves, coil springs, a stabilizer bar and a tubular steel shock tower brace complete the front suspension system. Clutch weight is just right and pickup is smooth and progressive. The benefits of the system are not only superior all-weather traction but neutral, accurate steering under power that is unmatched by front drive, rear drive or conventional all-wheel-drive systems. Emergency Braking Brake Assist recognizes emergency braking situations and almost instantly applies additional braking force to help the driver slow the vehicle more quickly. Features continue with 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, while the driver and front passenger also have front seatbelts with an automatic tensioning system with load limiters.
I wonder if that over pressurized tire was causing a mild alignment issue everyone was complaining about. The wrap-around instrument panel design puts important systems and controls within easy reach of the driver. Standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface makes it easy to send and receive telephone calls on a compatible cellular phone without the driver taking hands off the wheel or looking away from the road. Since most observers remain less-than-enamored with Acura's current styling direction, it's likely that the next generation of products will be softened in a similar way to the. And, as if by magic, the car shifts from front wheel drive bias — you can feel them scratching for traction as the turn is initiated — to rear wheel drive effectively turning the rear back into line. Curb-to-curb turning radius is 19. The six-speed manual provides a high degree of shift accuracy with great ….