The guys at Automotive Traveler were out testing the Subaru Impreza WRX STI in California Mojave Desert and happened to catch the 2009 Acura TL undergoing some hot-weather testing. Design wise the 2009 Acura TL will get the front fascia from the 2009 Acura TSX, but we have no idea what happened to the back of the car; it looks something like the Toyota Solara.
Power for the base 2009 Acura TL comes from the 3.5L from the current TL Type-S. The new 2009 TL Type-S will get a new 3.7L that produces 300-hp along with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).
We expect the 2009 Acura TL to make its debut sometime around the LA Auto Show in November.
2009 Acura TL testing in the Mojave Desert: