2004 Acura TL 2004 review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 18 October 2006 , 09:10:12 byEmil

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Acura TL 2004

The 2004 Acura TL boasts a more dynamic refinement and capability, as well as an emotional styling. This new generation model shows an all-new vehicle which features an exterior design that is more athletic and powerful than before. ,,Bauhaus,,, a well-known German design house of the 1920s that was described by the motto ,,form follows function,,, inspired the design style of this car, replacing the sweeping curves with taut lines and a driver-oriented layout that makes driving more engaging. The engineers built the body over a substantial foundation-large wheels and tires that were positioned wide, with body overhangs minimized. The geometry was optimized by the revised suspension lnks in order to obtain an improved handling and ride, without affecting comfort or quality.The standard features include Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Assist, 4-wheel disc brakes, 5-link double wishbone rear suspension and double-wishbone front suspension. As compared to the 2003 TL Type-S, the new TL weighs only 3,575 pounds, although it incorporates new technologies and materials that provide a more luxurious cabin. Even more impressive, it appears to be the first model in North America that offers a standard DVD-Audio 5.1 surround sound system and an acoustic glass windshield with shade band. The interior is driver-oriented as the driver enjoys instant access to information thanks to the LED backlit analog instruments. The perforated leather-trimmed seating adds to the stylish atmosphere, while the Acura Navigation System provides a large, easy-to-read 8-inch multi-function touch screen display. In terms of powertrain, the 3.2-liter VTEC V-6 makes extensive use of many refinements and improvements. It delivers 270 HP and 238 lbs-ft of maximum torque at 5000 rpm.