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1999 Acura CL
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual 25 31 $20,873 $23,100
2-Door Coupe 2.3L Automatic 23 29 $21,596 $23,900
2-Door Coupe 3.0L 20 28 $23,629 $26,150
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $21,100 $23,300
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 32 $21,100 $23,300
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $23,530 $26,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic 323isA 19 27 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 323is 21 31 $25,330 $28,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 20 27 $29,265 $33,200
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $29,265 $33,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 20 29 $29,725 $33,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic 323icA 19 27 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Convertible Manual 323ic 21 31 $30,580 $34,700
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 19 26 $34,955 $39,700
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 20 27 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,530 $41,500
2-Door Convertible Automatic M3 17 25 $40,375 $45,900
2-Door Convertible Manual M3 19 26 $40,375 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,873
$21,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 32.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 87.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.33 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.0 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.98 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.4 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.04 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- P225/50WR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3062 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4800 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/138 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.000 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.807 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.062 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.903 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.285 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.193 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Acura CL BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -

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