After a short teaser yesterday, Acura today unveiled the 2012 Acura TL, which gets subtle design changes and a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for improved fuel-economy.
“The 2012 Acura TL is refined, yet aggressive,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “Already known for its great performance, the enhanced TL has a sophisticated new look and an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission that will take performance to the next level.”
Look a little closer and you’ll notice that the 2012 Acura TL gets a redesigned front bumper, a revised grille, updated headlamps and turn signals, new fog lights and shorter front overhang. The back gets a new rear bumper, a new place for the license plate and smaller rear reflectors.
Power for the 2012 Acura TL comes from either a 3.5L and 3.7L V6. The front-wheel-drive 2012 Acura TL is powered by a 305-hp 3.5L V6 while the Super Handling all-wheel-drive (SH-AWD) is powered by a 305-hp 3.7L V6. Mated to a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic, the 3.5L 2012 Acura TL averages an estimated fuel-economy of 20/29 mpg (city/highway).
Acura will continue to offer the 6-speed manual in the 2012 TL SH-AWD for those looking for more enthusiasm.
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– By: Omar Rana