Acura has officially announced the power of the TLX Type SAugust 2, 2020
The Japanese sports sedan outperforms the “charged” Audi S4 in terms of performance.
When the Japanese premium brand unveiled its newly refreshed Acura TLX earlier in the year, it did not reveal one important detail: the power of the Model S’s new turbocharged V-engine. No one doubted that this would be an interesting figure, as during the presentation, Acura mentioned that the engineers developing the new Type S engine were once responsible for the NSX’s high-performance V6. But when it came to exact numbers, Acura has kept secrecy.
And now the moment has finally come that Acura has announced the power and torque of the TLX Type S V6, and the wait was well worth the wait. The revamped sedan gets 355 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, enough to outperform the Lexus IS 350 with 311 hp. and 375 Nm and enter the “German premium territory”. In fact, the model surpasses the peak power of the Audi S4, albeit with significantly less torque, which the German has at 500 Nm.
Comparison with Audi is quite appropriate: like the S4, the TLX Type S will only be available with all-wheel drive, namely, with the Acura Super Handling all-wheel drive system, which can transfer up to 70% of the available torque to the rear axle and distribute the vector torque between the left and the right back. Like the German car, the TLX Type S uses an automatic transmission exclusively.
More importantly, the new Type S is well ahead of the regular refreshed Acura TLX with its 272bhp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. and 380 Nm of torque. On the standard TLX, that horsepower can be sent to either FWD or AWD via the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Acura TLX Type S is expected to arrive next spring, months after the standard TLX begins arriving at dealerships, with prices likely starting at around $ 45k
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