The flagship of the Acura line, the 2003 Acura 3.5 RL has
seen a number of refinements that highlight and enhance
the already luxurious performance sedan.
Last year the horsepower was increased and the suspension
retuned but this year they have looked at the fittings and
features to optimize the style and selection available to
The 2003 Acura RL has one very high trim level and one model,
designed to be a perfect whole as is. Optional extras and
major equipment packages are available to support specific
customer's desires and requirements.
The 2003 Acura RL interior has a great many plush extras
and details that demonstrate the care taken on this car's
design. For example, an elegant cabin environment boasts
abundant interior room and leather-trimmed 8-way adjustable
front seats. Burled camphor wood graces the instrument panel,
which includes a standard Acura Navigation System. For 2003,
three new wood trim colors: Auburn Camphor, Golden Camphor
and Black Camphor, and one new interior color, Slate, are
Bose audio with a 6CD changer and automatic climate control
are highlights of a generous standard equipment package.
The 2003 Acura RL style refinements involve exterior changes
as well. The body, featuring a handsome long, sloping front
hood and short rear deck, is available in three new colors
- Carbon Gray Pearl, Polar Blue Metallic, and Champagne
Mist Pearl. Redesigned, alloy wheels and a new taillight
design with a clear turn signal lens are other exterior
Under the RL's hood a new 24-valve 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers
225 hp at 5200, and 231 lb-ft of torque at 2800. This powerplant
produces and offers up its pep quite readily making for
aggressive agility and merging power.
The 4-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control,
that this engine is coupled with, has special features that
allow it to adapt to road conditions and hills. It will
avoid unnecessary shifting and gear "hunting".
A race-bred, double-wishbone suspension is tuned to deliver
maximum handling responsiveness and stability while maintaining
excellent ride quality while the power steering is speed
sensitive to provide maximum road feel and handling control.
Safety and Security
OnStar's 24 hour roadside emergency assistance and communications
service is an important part of the safety and security
equipment but it is complemented by both active and passive
safety technologies. For example, the airbag system is advanced
and comprehensive while mechanical safeguards, like antilock
brakes, traction and antiskid systems are standard equipment.
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