Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Acura News

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 14 Jan 2014, 07:22 pm
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 110,201
Default 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Sedan, Performance, Videos, Acura, Luxury



Herein lies the broom that will sweep away both the TL and the TSX, and its name is the Acura TLX Prototype. Proposed as a "red carpet athlete," the production midsize TLX will slot in between the ILX and RLX range-topper in the brand's sedan lineup while presenting its take on "luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance."

Custom five-spoke alloys on low-profile tires support a sedan full of design cues honed on other Acura models, including a chiseled hood and exaggerated fender lines with shorter overhangs (the TLX is 3.8 inches shorter than but has the same wheelbase as the TL), all draped in Athletic Red Pearl paintwork. Acura's Jewel Eye headlights get a supporting act from the side mirrors, where a strip of LEDs light up dynamically when the turn signal is used.
The TLX's upscale powertrain option will be a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 with cylinder deactivation, paired with a new nine-speed automatic.

When it goes on sale later this year, the TLX's base powertrain choice will be a brand-new, direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder shifted through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Oddly, said gearbox will include a torque converter, but it isn't immediately clear how this traditional slushbox feature is integrated, or why. We've asked Acura for more engineering details and will let you know when we hear more.

The TLX's upscale powertrain option will be a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 with cylinder deactivation, paired with a new nine-speed automatic. The front-wheel-drive car will get directional help from Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system, while the 3.5-liter can be had with a lighter, reprogrammed version of the company's Super-Handling All Wheel Drive.

It looks like both driveline options come equipped with an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that has four driving modes (Economy, Normal, Sport and Sport+) that will alter steering and throttle response, transmission shift points, driveline control logic, Active Noise Control and, in Economy mode, even the heating and ventilation settings.

There's a press release below with more details on this most important addition to the Acura lineup, and you can also watch the just-completed reveal on video as well. We'll bring you more details and live images from the Detroit Auto Show floor.Continue reading 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]

2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments


Source: Autoblog
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Honda Fit shapes up for America [w/video] skylight Honda News 0 13 Jan 2014 09:40 pm
2015 Honda Civic Type R revealed [w/video] skylight Honda News 0 19 Nov 2013 08:21 pm
2015 Civic Type R will make 'at least' 276 hp from 2.0L turbo [w/video] skylight Honda News 0 10 Sep 2013 11:00 am
Which would you rather buy, a 2015 Acura NSX or a 2015 Lexus LF-LC? sean Acura Technical 3 11 Jan 2013 01:18 am
Where could I get stock car carpet for an Acura legend? Minton Acura Technical 1 26 Apr 2011 03:01 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.