Straight out of Acura comes news that they will be offering a production version of the TLX concept that made its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January. Offered with either 2.4 liter four or a 3.5 liter six, the new midsize sedan will get its power sucked through eight and nine-speed transmissions, respectively (so, yes, only the ILX gets a manual at this point). The two wheel drive version will be offered with Acura’s all wheel steering system and, curiously, all trim levels will be fitted with something called “Collision Mitigation Brakes.”
There will be an version that comes with Acura’s Super Handling All Wheel Drive, and for the moment, this will only come with the V6. Acura has been pretty quiet about performance specifications and the like, but don’t expect these to be leaps and bounds above the existing sport versions of the Honda Accord. For more information, feel free to check out the press release after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
2015 Acura TLX to Debut at the 2014 New York International Auto ShowTLX to deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with thrilling performance03/19/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic-handling technologies.
The 2015 TLX will offer two advanced new powertrains – a 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to an all-new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter 24-valve direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
Two-wheel-drive models, available with either the 2.4- or 3.5-liter powerplants, will utilize the next-generation of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) technology with independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control. The TLX SH-AWD™, available exclusively with the 3.5-liter powerplant, will employ a next-generation Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ system that is 25-percent lighter and incorporates new torque-vectoring control logic.
The TLX was designed to deliver vault-like quietness in all driving conditions, with major improvements in noise reduction through enhancements to body stiffness, body sealing and sound insulation, and the application of electronic Active Noise Control. The TLX will be available with Acura’s most advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).