It was sold in US, Canada and some parts of China. Acura Legend was for sale as both, a sedan and a coupe. Manufactured for luxury buyers, Honda made its entrance in US Luxury car market by launching its first legendary luxury car, ‘Acura Legend’.
Honda’s first executive class vehicle was a notable success and even the coupe was loved by many in its first generation. Here are the details you can ponder upon before buying:
1. First Generation
Acura’s first generation cars were from 1985-1990 which offered healthy sales. Legend was equipped with 2.5L Honda engine with a V6 160 hp (119 kW) automatic transmission.
Core structure and chassis design was a part of the Legend. Honda installed a turbocharger with variable geometry in the Legend with the smaller 2.0 L V6, called the “Wing Turbo” for model year 1989
2. Second Generation
Continuing as second generation from 1990 to 1995, using a 200 hp (149 kW) SOHC (C32A) engine mated to either a standard 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic. The second generation Legend was a larger, more streamlined-looking car (drag coefficients were actually higher at 0.34 for sedans and 0.32 for coupes). The design was referred to as a “fuselage” shape, and had rear-wheel drive proportions which were possible thanks to the use of a longitudinally mounted engine; unusual for front-wheel-drive automobiles.
Above were the two generations, where Acura Legend made it as one of the best luxury car of that era featuring extremely modern styling for its time both inside and out.
Here are some technical specs of some model which will get you through the exact details:
- Engine type – Number of cylinders: V 6
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Fuel System: Honda PGM-Fi fuel injection
- Lubrication: Wet sump
- Coolant: Water
- Engine Alignment: Longitudinal
- Engine size – Displacement – Engine capacity: 3206 cm3 or 195.6 cu-in
- Bore x Stroke: 90.00 x 84.00 mm; 3.54 x 3.31 inches
- Number of valves: 24 Valves
- Aspiration: N/A
- Compression Ratio: 9.60
- Maximum power – Output – Horsepower: 203 PS or 200 bhp or 149 kW @ 5500 rpm
- Maximum torque: 285.0 Nm or 210 lb.ft @ 5500 rpm
- Drive wheels – Traction – Drive train: FWD
- Transmission Gearbox – Number of speeds: 5 speed Manual
Above mentioned technicalities define the quality, strength, reliability and other factors required exactly in numbers.
Honda has been known for its different autos for sale over years but Acura Legend made its place by delivering some of the best features and specs over its both, first and second generation with the trust and brand value intact as a priority making it the ultimate choice.