2015 Acura TLX Mechanical Details Leaked

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2015 Acura TLX Mechanical Details Leaked

Unofficial details about the 2015 Acura TLX – the replacement to both the TSX and TL – have leaked ahead of the car’s planned debut this week in New York.

A user on AutoGuide.com’s own TLXForums.com who claims to have attended a product training session in Texas released what he says are mechanical details about the new car. Acura hasn’t confirmed their authenticity, but they certainly look spot-on.

If they’re correct, the new car will feature two powertrains in production form: a 3.5-liter V6 mated to a nine-speed automatic and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired to an eight-speed automatic. The V6 supposedly makes 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque while the four-cylinder offers 206. In the nine-speed’s case, shifts are supposed to be 25 percent quicker than with the auttmatic TL while paddle-prompted shifts are supposed to be five times faster at responding.

But faster shifts aren’t the only enhancement. Assuming the post is accurate, the V6 TLX offer improved fuel economy. The post suggests ratings will rise to 21 mpg city and 34 mpg highway for the front-wheel drive model or 21 city and 31 highway for super-handling all-wheel drive variants. The TLX SH-AWD system is also supposed to be 25 percent lighter than the TL version.  According to the user, Acura is also packaging an engine start-stop system as standard equipment.

The car is also supposed to come with an electronic parking brake, standard Siri Eyes Free integration and an optional “sport plus” mode that alters throttle reponse and steering feel. While the TLX is also supposed to be shorter than the TL, it has roughly the same wheelbase.

GALLERY: 2015 Acura TLX Concept Photos

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Discuss this post and read the original “leaked info post” at our Acura TLX forum

  • Rickers

    206 hp is a joke

  • JB

    They need a V6 SH-AWD Coupe version of this car…..I would buy in a heart beat.

  • Duh

    Really? The base Lexus Is has a v6 engine at almost the same horsepower. TL has a four banger.

  • averagejoeusername .

    Rickers, Ill Educate you. The 184HP accord sport 6mt, sporting near identical interior volume as the Dodge Charger SXT awd which has ALMOST 100HP MORE boasts the exact same 0-60 of 6.6. HP isnt everything.

  • averagejoeusername .

    if that start/stop nonssense isnt defeatable that may be a dealbreaker.

  • Disqus11111

    Then don’t buy it. Using the feature is the choice of the driver. You really don’t know too much about what you’re criticizing do you?

  • Rickers

    YEs, but you have to drop your foot to the floor to get that speed. I was useable power. How about a little torque Honda.

  • Gavin Varitech

    From a naturally aspirated 2.4l 4 cylinder engine? On what planet is that a joke?

  • averagejoeusername .

    I’m trying to decide whether you just committed “red herring” or “moving the goalpost” logical fallacy. 0-60 is concrete and undisputed. Speaking of “usable” what happens when that Dodge pig gets to a turn in the road…that HP isnt as usable as the Honda which actually can corner. Back on point–HP has very little to do with anything. If you want hp, get a v6. 206hp is certainly respectable from a 2.4Liter naturally aspirated. If you knew anything about that engine-they have been known to go over 500,000 miles easy. They have no timing belt so that 4 cylinder is a great option for people who dont want to pony up $1000 to $1500 every 100k miles for timing belts service. Because Honda owners measure things in increments of 100,000 miles because the cars are the best on the road. My wifes 08 TL has 140,000 miles on the original brakes.

  • Jacob Beach

    Im a big supporter of V8’s. The C7 corvette gets 30MPG hwy, I understand its lighter, but an awesome 9spd auto trans could definitely keep efficiency up nicely

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