The C35A is a SOHC and carries the largest displacement of the C series at 3.5 L (214 cu in). The c35a was the first mass produced engine to use block forged connecting rods contributing to precise balancing and an exceptionally strong bottom end. The C35 also contains a balance shaft to dampen engine vibrations associated with 90 degree design V6 engines. Besides the addition of these forged components, the overall design is similar to its smaller counterpart the C32A, with some parts being interchangeable. The 9.6:1 compression ratio of the C32A is also retained, despite the increase in displacement.
- C35A - SOHC - 210–225 hp
- 1996-2004 Acura 3.5RL (US/Canada) [( 220 hp @ 5200 rpm)( 224 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm)]
- 1996-2004 Honda Legend (non-US/Canada)