1999 Acura Integra-- Introduction

As the entry-level Acura, the Integra embodies all the virtues that have established Acura as one of the leading luxury import brands in the U.S. market. It features superb road manners and excellent handling, an advanced powertrain, an aerodynamic exterior shape and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit designed to make driving enjoyable and safe. The Integra, like all Acura automobiles, is dedicated to the proposition that driving is its own reward.

CONCEPTS AND GOALS

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 or accurate handling response, long-term durability, excellent corrosion protection and optimum occupant safety.
  • An intimate, highly ergonomic driving environment.

OVERVIEW

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 1999 the Sports Coupe and Sports Sedan come in three trim levels- LS, GS and GS-R.

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 cassette/CD six-speaker music system, a power moon roof, windows, door mirrors and locks, Antilock Braking System (ABS) and a lumbar/height/tilt adjustment for the driver's seat are all standard equipment.

For 1999 Integra models receive updated styling and various feature enhancements. Key new standard features for the 1999 Integra include:

  • LS models now feature leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob.
  • New larger diameter 15 inch alloy wheels as standard equipment on LS models.
  • GS-R features Ieather seats as standard equipment.

Key performance features of the Integra include:

  • 140-hp, 1.8-liter, DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine (LS and GS Coupe)
  • 170-hp, 1.8-liter, VTEC-equipped, DOHC, 16-valve, 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 rakes
  • 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 Supplementa lRestraint System (SRS) on all models
  • Standard Antilock Braking System(ABS)
  • 3-point outboard seat belts
  • Projector beam headlights
  • Side-impact doo protection beams
  • Side-intrusion shoulder pads
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