Acura EL (1997-2000)

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Summary

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Summary
Make & model Acura EL
Body code (primary) ((MB3 - MB5 / MJ4 - MJ6))
Model years 1997-2000
Generation 1st generation
Markets sold in Canada
Also known as Honda Domani (1997-2000) (Japan & Taiwan)
Isuzu Gemini (1997-2000) (Japan)
Designer (year) Don Herner, Kouichirou Fujii
Manufacturer Honda Motor Co. of Japan
Release date 1997-01-31
Production span 1997-2000
Assembly location Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Quantity produced
Total sale/market
Related models Honda Civic / Ballade (1995-2000)
Yangcheng YC7150 (CHN)(1995-2000)
Honda Integra SJ (1996-2001)
Isuzu Vertex (THA)(1996-2000)
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout/Drivetrain FF
Engine(s)/disp.(cc)/hp L4 1.6L 127hp NA D16Y8
Transmission(s) MT5
AT4
Wheelbase 2619mm
Dimensions L/W/H 4478mm x 1704mm x 1394 mm
Weight 1079 kg / 2379 lbs
Previous model(s) Acura Integra (1994-2001)
Following model(s) Acura EL (2001-2005)
Class/Segment compact
Rival model(s)


History

The Acura EL presented in 1997 is based mainly on the 5th generation Honda Civic (1995-2000). It was exclusively sold on the Canadian market. Assembled in Alliston, Ontario at the Honda plant, this specific model was exported (or backxported) to Japan and Taiwan to be sold there as the Honda Domani for the same model years. There was also a rebadged model sold in Japan under the Isuzu Gemini MJ4/4/6 nameplate for the same model years (1997-2000).

The Acura EL of first generation had only one available engine, the L4 1.6L 127hp D16Y8, offered as standard, and had different option packages.

However, the Honda Domani and Isuzu Gemini shared the same, less-powerful engines together, consisting of the 1.5L D15B and the 1.6L D16A, offered with 5-speed manual transmission, a 4-speed automatic transmission or a CVT transmission supplied by Honda. AWD was also offered with the 1.6L D16A engine in Japan.

Despite being produced in Canada, the AWD system was not offered on the Canadian market, but could have been a very interesting option since this country having considerably harsh winters and heavy snowfall.

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Links / Bibliography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acura_EL

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Specifications pages

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General
Make Acura
Model name EL
Year page 1997
Specifications by model variation (1997 /)
- -------- Version #1 -------- -------- Version #2 -------- -------- Version #3 -------- -------- Version #4 -------- -------- Version #5 --------
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Body style sedan <- <-
Chassis code
Engine position Front-engine Front-engine Front-engine
Driven wheels Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive
Assembled in Alliston, Ontario, Canada <- <-
Market for model Canada <- <-
Body and dimensions
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Doors / Seating 4 doors, 5 passengers <- <-
Steering position Left-hand drive (LHD) Left-hand drive (LHD) Left-hand drive (LHD)
Ground clearance (mm) 114 mm <- <-
Wheelbase (mm) 2620 mm <- <-
Length x width x height
(mm)
4478 mm x 1705 mm x 1395 mm <- <-
Front / rear track
width (mm)
1475 mm / 1465 mm <- <-
Curb weight (kg) 1124 kg / 1154 kg (AT) 1144 kg / 1174 kg (AT) 1162 kg / 1192 kg (AT)
Front / rear
weight distribution (%)
Max load capacity (kg)
Trunk capacity (L/ft³)
& /w seats folded (L/ft³)
337 L / 11.9 ft³ <- <-
Fuel tank capacity (L/gal) 45 L <- <-
Towing capacity (kg/lbs)
Drag coefficient (Cd)
Suspension, wheels and brakes
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Front brakes / dim.(in) discs <- <-
Rear brakes / dim.(in) drums <- <-
Power brakes Yes Yes Yes
Brake fluid / cap.(ml)
ABS No Yes Yes
Front suspension Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs <- <-
Front stab. bar size (in) 0.94" <- <-
Rear suspension Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs <- <-
Rear stab. bar size (in) 0.51" <- <-
Steering type
Turning circle (m/ft) 32.8ft <- <-
Power steering Yes, hydraulic <- <-
- PS fluid / cap.(ml)
Front tires / infl.(psi) 185/65R14 (195/55R15 opt) <- 195/55R15
Rear tires / infl.(psi) 185/65R14 (195/55R15 opt) <- 195/55R15
Front wheels specs 15 x 5.5 steel 15 x 6.0 aluminium <-
Rear wheels specs 15 x 5.5 steel 15 x 6.0 aluminium <-
Spare tire size
Wheel bolt pattern 4 x 100 mm <- <-
Wheel nut/bolt thread
Engine
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Engine mounting Transversal Transversal Transversal
Engine code / name D16Y8 <- <-
- type/cylinders/charge L4 NA <- <-
- type/stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke 4-stroke
- displacement (L) 1.6 L <- <-
- displacement (cc) 1590cc <- <-
- displacement (ci)
- bore x stroke (mm)
- head/cams/valvegear 16 valves SOHC VTEC <- <-
- timing drive
- interference eng.
- fuel delivery/carbs. PGM-FI <- <-
- compression ratio 9.6:1 <- <-
- power (hp@rpm) 127 hp @ 6600 rpm <- <-
- torque (Lb-ft@rpm) 107 lb⋅ft @ 5500 rpm <- <-
- redline (rpm) 6800rpm / 7200rpm limiter <- <- **VTEC switchover: 5600rpm
Recom. fuel type
Oil & cap. (L/qts)
- oil filter number
Ignition system
- firing order
- spark plugs/gap
Engine cooling Water-cooled Water-cooled Water-cooled
- pump/fan drive
- coolant spec & cap.(L)
Engine block material
Engine head material
Turbo/sprchg. specs
- pressure (psi)
Exhaust pipe main size
Battery type/size/volt. 12V <- <-
Max alternator amps
Driving range (km/mi)
on fuel / battery (if EV)
Electric engine type
Charging times/tech.
Transmission / Drivetrain
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Wheel drive Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive
Drive type Axles <- <-
Greabox 1 type/gears MT5
-
Final 4.250
<- <-
- fluid grade/cap.(L)
Greabox 2 type/gears AT4, w/lock-up
1 - 2.600
2 - 1.468
3 - 0.975
4 - 0.638
R - 1.954
Final 4.357
<- <-
- fluid grade/cap.(L)
Greabox 3 type/gears
- fluid grade/cap.(L)
Differential ratios
- Fr/Rr fluid /cap. (L)
Transfer case
fluid /cap.(L)
Performances
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
0-60 mph (sec.)
0-100 kph/(~63mph)(sec.) 10.1s / 11.1s (AT) 10.2s / 11.3s (AT)
0-~400m / ¼ mile 17.3s @ 133kph
17.5s @ 126kph (AT)
17.4s @ 133kph
17.6s @ 126 kph (AT)
Top speed (kph/mph) 199 kph / 186 kph (AT) <-
Braking 100-0kph(m)
Lateral acc. (G)
Noise cruise spd(dB)
Noise full throttle(dB)
Fuel cons.
L/100km city/hwy
6.5 - 8.5 L/100 km (MT5)
6.7 - 9.2 L/100 km (AT4)
<- <-
Equipment & Misc.
Version or
variation name
1.6 EL (SE) 1.6 EL (Sport) 1.6 EL (Premium)
Original MSRP price
Original warranty
Standard equipment - Front Seat Belts Height adjustable
- A/C
- Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
- Remote Trunk Release
- steering column ajustable in height
- Heated Mirrors
- Power Mirror(s)
- Keyless Entry
- Power Door Locks
- Power Windows
- AM/FM Stero / CD
- 4 speakers
- radio antenna printed in glass
- Cruiser control
- Child Safety Locks
- Driver / Passenger Airbag

Available paint colors :
- Cyclone Blue Metallic
- Cypress Green Pearl
- Granada Black Pearl
- Primrose Metallic
Interior color:
- Graphite Interior
<-
Adds :
- Sunroof
- Brake ABS System
<-
Adds :
- Sunroof
- Brake ABS System
- Heated front seats
Optional equipment
Misc / Repair part #
Air filter #
Wiper sizes
(front left/right/rear)
Headlight bulb #
Towing info
Exhaust diagram http://www.bosalusa.com/searchresults_qualifiers.asp?newsearch=yes&basevehicleid=12748&engine=L:4:1.6&coverage=FED&submodelid=20
Car audio info

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