The Acura TLX is made by Acura, the luxury vehicle division of Honda, since 2014 mid-size luxury sedan. The Acura TLX was first shown as “Acura TLX Prototype”, a sedan in Acura Los Angeles design studio, as a replacement of the Acura TL and Acura TLX Sedans. The production version was unveiled in April 2014, on the New York International Auto Show. Sales began in August, the Acura TLX entered production in July in Marysville, Ohio, United States.
Acura TLX Production Model
Two drive variants are available, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine with direct injection with a dual clutch transmission and all-wheel steering precision (P-AWS) combined. The Honda developed dual-clutch transmission is the first to use a torque converter, this is done to reduce transmission gear shift shock absorb NVH. The engine is 206 hp with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24/35/28 mpg (city / highway / combined) compared to 22/31/26 evaluated by the previous TSX. Honda appreciates it 1.5 seconds faster from 0 to 60 miles per hour is the 4-cylinder Acura TLX at $ 31,890 or $ 360 more than the start to retire TSX. Both the 4-cylinder and 4 cylinder automatic Acura TLX, Acura TSX equally difficult.
A 3.5-liter direct-injection SOHC VTEC V-6 with cylinder deactivation (VCM) is Honda’s first time using a 9-speed automatic transmission (ZF sourced), its either P-AWS or all-wheel drive (plugged SH-AWD). The SH-AWD system uses hydraulic clutches found significantly reduced instead of the electromagnetic clutch packs on the previous Acura TL, the weight, size and cost. The engine is rated at 290 horsepower and models with front wheel drive provide 21/34/25 mpg, while all-wheel drive models rated 21/31/25 mpg. The V6-TLX starts at $ 36,115 or $ 810 less than the outgoing TL SH-AWD models come standard with the “technology package” costs equipped $ 1860 less than the previous SH-AWD TL with the “technology package” , Acura TLX model is configured with the V6 engine to lose nearly 150 pounds compared to the FWD Acura TL and about 225 pounds compared to the Acura TL SH-AWD. The SH-AWD model is no longer offered high performance summer tires and not less sticky all-season tires.
As the Acura RLX and Acura MDX, the Acura TLX standard LED headlights, also yellow LED indicators in the exterior mirrors and rear LED brake lights comes installed. Overall length in comparison to the previous Acura TL was reduced from 3.8 inches, while the wheelbase of retains the same length. As with the generation Accord 9. Acura TLX loses the front double wishbone suspension of the Acura TSX and Acura TL replacing them with a strut assembly. In order to significantly reduce interior noise, triple door seals and additional sound insulation are used.
Acura TLX Motorsport
A Acura TLX-GT, a race car version of the Acura TLX SH-AWD with a twin-turbo version of direct injection V6 engine in the production Acura TLX SH-AWD sedan was found also developed the Acura Motorsports Group at Honda Performance Development. This has a modified chassis and aerodynamic performance parts for Pirelli World Challenge competition allowed. The Acura TLX-GT was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Its entered the GT class in the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge.