Acura has unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX performance-luxury saloon at the 84th New York International Auto Show. Developed under the Red Carpet Athlete Theme, the 2015 TLX features an updated styling, new engines, new technologies and new transmission options.
Powering the new TLX is two new, high-output direct injected i-VTEC petrol engines: a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder unit that produces a decent 206 horses and peak torque of 182 lb.-ft, and a direct injected 3.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 featuring Variable Cylinder Management that produces 290 hp and peak torque of 267 lb.-ft. The V6 engine offers 13 lb-ft and 10 hp more than the 2014 TL 3.5 liter engine.
The standard 2.4 liter unit is mated with an all new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and becomes the world’s DCT with a torque converter on a production vehicle. On the other hand, the more powerful 3.5 liter V6 is paired to a new 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift. Fuel efficiency of the two combinations is rated at 24/35/28 mpg (city/hwy/combined for 2.4 liter/8-speed) and 21/34/25 mpg (city/hwy/combined for 3.5 liter/9-speed).
Ensuring ultimate driving dynamics the 2015 TLX equips Agile Handling Assist, Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive and Precision All-Wheel Steer. Complementing these handling technologies is a new chassis featuring an all new independent suspension system for all the four wheels.
The 2015 model also comes with a new and edgy design sporting sculpted fender arches, taut surfaces and strong character lines. The list of features includes Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlights, LED-accented side mirrors, LED license plate illumination, LED taillights, ventilated and heated front seats, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, Acura Navigation System with 3D view, Smart Entry/Push Button Start, HomeLink, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display touch screen and more.
Safety features list will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Blind Spot Indicator and Low-Speed Follow.
The 2015 TLX will go on sale across the United States later this year.
|TLX Model||Available Packages||Engine||Transmission||Steering/
|Anticipated EPA Ratings3|
|TLX V-6||Technology, Advance||3.5-liter, V-6||9AT||P-AWS||21/34/253|
|TLX V-6 SH-AWD||Technology, Advance||3.5-liter, V-6||9AT||SH-AWD||21/31/253|