Saturday, July 16, 2011

Acura Integra, 2001

 Acura Integra, 2001

The Integra Sports Coupe and Sports Sedan were designed to achieve:
+ Spirited engine performance, with excellent acceleration, sporty, free-revving response and top-level smoothness and flexibility
+ Crisp, precise handling with excellent driver feedback and steering response
+ Distinctive, aerodynamic styling with high efficiency and low wind noise
+ A rigid structure for accurate handling response, long-term durability, excellent corrosion protection and optimum occupant safety
+ An intimate, highly ergonomic driving environment

The third-generation Acura Integra (introduced in 1994) features a number of technological innovations that enhance performance and handling and provide high levels of safety, durability, efficiency, comfort and ride quality. The Integra is available as a Sports Coupe or Sports Sedan. For 2001 the Sports Coupe and Sports Sedan come in three trim levels &emdash; LS, GS and GS-R. The ultra-high performance Integra Type R Sports Coupe also returns for 2001, and is discussed in detail in its own section.

The Integra has evolved and matured in its three generations. The Integra offers a comprehensive list of standard luxury, comfort and safety features. It features a standard driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) in all models. Additionally, features such as an AM/FM/CD six-speaker audio system, a power moon roof, windows, door mirrors and locks, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and a lumbar/height/tilt adjustment for the driver's seat are all standard equipment.

Key performance features of the Integra include:

+ 140-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, 4-cylinder engine (LS and GS)
+ 170-hp, 1.8-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, VTEC 4-cylinder engine (GS-R)
+ 5-speed manual or an optional electronically controlled, 4-speed automatic transmission with the sophisticated Grade Logic Control System (LS and GS)
+ Close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission (GS-R)
+ Four-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension
+ Four-wheel disc brakes
+ Variable power-assisted steering with rotary-valve steering gear

Key safety features of the Integra include:

+ Standard driver's and front passenger's air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) on all models
+ Standard Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
+ 3-point outboard seat belts
+ Projector beam headlights
+ Side-impact door-protection beams
+ Side-intrusion shoulder pads

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