2015 Acura TLX Mechanical Details Leaked

10
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

2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-01.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-02.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-03.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-04.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-05.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-06.jpg2015-Acura-TLX-Concept-07.jpg

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

  • Rickers

    206 hp is a joke

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gavin Varitech

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

  • JB

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

  • 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?

  • 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

« Back
SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AutoGuide.com’s Monthly Overlay Newsletter Signup – By subscribing to our email newsletter, Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card (value of $100.00 USD). One (1) winner will be chosen every month at random and contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. *Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. AGE/RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. PRIZE: One (1) Winner will be randomly selected every month to each receive: one (1) $100.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (the “Prize Supplier”). Total approximate retail value of all prizes is approximately $100.00 USD. Prizes are not transferable and no cash or prize substitution is allowed. Prize package is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

3. ELIGIBILITY: From the time of entry through the final date of prize fulfillment, each contest entrant and selected entrant must be a permanent lawful citizen and resident residing in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or in Canada, and be twenty one (21) years of age or older. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, IN ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES OR CANADA AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives, of the Sponsor and the Prize Supplier and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, promotion partners and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (e.g., spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, grandparent, in-law, daughter and son, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household (whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to participate or win. Only one selected entrant per household. All decisions of the Sponsor with respect to this sweepstakes are final. The Sponsor shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.

4. ENTER BY INTERNET: You may enter this sweepstakes via the Internet by logging onto AutoGuide.com and subscribing to our email newsletter via the pop-up overlay.

5. SELECTION OF WINNER: One (1) Entrant will be selected by random selection who have subscribed to our email newsletter. The winner may be announced publicly on AutoGuide.com and will be contacted by VerticalScope Inc.’s staff. The winner will be required to provide a mailing address (that is not a P.O. box) to receive the prize which will be shipped free of charge.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.

7. RESTRICTIONS: The prize package consists of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card with an approximate value of $100.00 USD. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor or Prize Supplier, no substitute prize will be awarded due to the unique nature of the prize. Sponsor and Prize Supplier shall not be liable to the winner or any person claiming through winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, utility failure, internet failure, terrorist acts, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's or Prize Supplier's control (collectively, "Force Majeure Event"). Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the performers/events, other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same.

8. CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions and that Sponsor has the irrevocable right to use in perpetuity entrants' names, user names, likenesses, photographs, voices, home mailing address, biographical and prize information, and entry materials, without notice to entrants and without compensation or obligation, in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in any manner whatsoever, to advertise and promote Sponsor, its products and services, the Sweepstakes, and for any other purpose except where prohibited by law. Entrant waives the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer viruses, worms or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, any Force Majeure Event or any other cause which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select a winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor up until the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operations of this Sweepstakes in any manner, (ii) violates the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND/OR DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any expenses and receipt and use of the prize and federal, state and local taxes and fees applicable in connection with the prize awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sponsor, Prize Supplier, and their respective officers, directors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by a prize resulting from acceptance, possession or usage of the prize, or (ii) printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor or its affiliates may rescind any promotion found to contain such errors without liability at its or their sole discretion.

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this contest is VerticalScope Inc. (the owner and operator of AutoGuide.com), 111 Peter Street, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1.

Subscribe to our email newsletter and automatically be entered to win.
*Restrictions apply. See offer for details

Get Breaking Automotive News, Reviews and Video in your Facebook Feed!

Already Liked