Acura Automobiles: 2015 Acura TLX Unveiled during a 2014 New York International Auto Show

Posted on 07. Jun, 2014 by in Acura Canada

  • Two new, high-performance engines corroborated by new 8- and 9-speed transmissions
  • Most modernized energetic package ever charity by Acura
  • Sophisticated design, reward excellence and endless oppulance appointments

Acura currently denounced a all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan during a 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Developed underneath a thesis of Red Carpet Athlete, a all-new TLX is designed to broach a singular and constrained mix of sports-sedan athleticism and reward oppulance refinement.

“Harnessing a refreshing appetite of new engines, new highly-efficient transmissions and next-generation dynamics record – blended ideally with exquisite impression and oppulance – a TLX will broach a disturb like no other,” pronounced Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Acura. “Both a substantial opening capabilities of a TLX and a vicious appetite and resources brought to a code from a newly dedicated Acura group outrider a start of a new epoch for Acura.”

To grasp a twin goal of even crook sports-sedan opening and increased oppulance refinement, a TLX employs a horde of new modernized powertrain and super-handling technologies. Powering a 2015 TLX are dual Acura exclusive, high-output direct-injected i-VTEC® engines, a 2.4-liter 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine producing 206-horsepower1 corresponding to an all-new 8-speed dual-clutch smoothness (8DCT) with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 delivering 290-horsepower2 corresponding to a new 9-speed involuntary smoothness (9AT). For doing prowess, a TLX facilities a latest iterations of Acura super-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and Agile Handling Assist (AHA). These new technologies, in multiple with a all-new physique and framework design, make a TLX a many boldly modernized Acura ever produced; discerning and manageable in sporty driving, fast and sure-footed in puncture maneuvers, and ease and still during long-distance cruising.

The TLX’s new chassis, powertrains and precision-handling technologies are wrapped in a buoyant new extraneous pattern with frozen physique surfaces, boldly sculpted buffer arches, and eloquent impression lines. Its sporting impression is serve highlighted by a some-more compress sports-sedan proportions. Luxury extraneous facilities embody Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, customary on all models. The atmospheric five-passenger interior of a TLX provides a high grade of refinement, oppulance and technological sophistication while ancillary an refreshing pushing experience. High-end reward elements embody a soft-touch, one-piece instrument row top cover, amalgamate and wood-grain pattern accents, and accessible Milano leather seating surfaces and trim.

The TLX will be accessible with Acura’s many modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).

The TLX was also designed to interest to a broader cross-section of oppulance sports-sedan business with a wider operation of powertrain and drivetrain options.  There are 3 graphic TLX indication offerings that lift a prolonged list of customary oppulance comfort, preference and reserve features. All TLX models can be upgraded to a Technology Package and a V-6 models are accessible with a line-topping Advance Package.

The 2015 Acura TLX is scheduled to go on sale during U.S. Acura dealers national after this year. Pricing sum will be announced closer to launch.

Design and Packaging
For sports-sedan energetic capabilities a 2015 TLX is 3.8-inches shorter in altogether length than a 2014 TL while progressing a same wheelbase and tandem (front-to-rear) passenger-seating distance. The TLX’s front and back overhangs are also shorter by 3.8-inches in sum compared to a effusive TL. The TLX engineers worked diligently to make a TLX lighter, incorporating a far-reaching operation of high strength steel and lightweight materials in a design. As an example, a TLX two-wheel-drive with a 3.5-liter V-6 Technology Package indication has a quell weight usually underneath 3600 pounds, about 145 pounds lighter than a TL Technology Package model.

Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, customary on all models, lend a TLX an modernized and bright-eyed coming while producing aloft down-the-road illumination. It’s LED lighting thesis carries by to a LED-accented side mirrors, LED taillights and LED permit image illumination.

The TLX also facilities a new 60/40-split folding back seatback for larger cargo-carrying coherence and a new case pattern featuring a wider and deeper opening, a revoke lift-over height, a entirely prosaic load floor, and dual new dark underfloor storage compartments (Advance pkg.).

Interior
The TLX’s atmospheric five-passenger interior is designed and engineered to underscore a “Red Carpet Athlete” growth thesis of a new TLX, providing a high grade of refinement, oppulance comfort and technological sophistication while ancillary an refreshing pushing experience. High-end reward elements embody a soft-touch, one-piece instrument row top cover, amalgamate and wood-grain accents, and accessible Milano leather seating surfaces and interior trim.

An contentment of oppulance facilities and technologies are accessible on a TLX, including exhilarated and ventilated front seats, HomeLink®, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Smart Entry/Push Button Start keyless entrance system, Acura Navigation System with 3D view, and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting. A 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) hold screen, located in a core console, controls these and other features, and, with a contextual menus, displays applicable equipment while minimizing instrument row clutter. 

Also featured on a TLX is a next-generation AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected automobile system, charity Acura owners a extended operation of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and accessible confidence features. All TLX models also come versed with Siri Eyes Free record that, when interconnected with a concordant iPhone, allows a motorist to control functions regulating informed voice commands. Additional customary and accessible oppulance facilities embody one-touch spin signals and appetite windows, appetite motorist and front newcomer seats, GPS-linked involuntary meridian control, Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with turn-by-turn guidance, LED accent lighting, HD Radio®, Pandora® and Aha™ formation and USB connectivity.

In gripping with Acura’s joining to delivering a world-class audio experience, a TLX can be versed with a 455-watt, 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, engineered privately for a TLX by mythological recording operative Elliot Scheiner.

TLX models featuring a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine implement a modernized Electronic Gear Selector, regulating an discerning push-button array in place of a normal rigging lever, pardon adult center-console space while presenting a reward unconventional appearance. All TLX models incorporate a Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, that retains stop vigour when a automobile is stopped, simplifying stop-and-go pushing in complicated trade or on high hills.

New TLX Powertrains
At a heart of a TLX’s jaunty sports-sedan opening capabilities are dual new powertrains, utilizing direct-injection, V-TEC or i-VTEC valvetrains with Variable Timing Control (VTC) or Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and low-friction technologies to broach aloft output, some-more linear and manageable appetite smoothness and expected class-leading fuel-economy ratings.

The direct-injected 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4 produces a rise 206 horsepower1 and 182 lb.-ft. of torque4. The engine is corresponding to an all-new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter, a world’s initial DCT to be interconnected with a torque converter on a prolongation vehicle. The DCT, with a closely spaced ratios, ultra-quick shifts and involuntary rev-matching downshifts, gives a 2.4-liter TLX an aggressively sporting nonetheless polished feel. The torque converter provides unusually well-spoken operation in stop-and-go situations, and it offers off-the-line torque computation for almost softened initial acceleration that a compulsory DCT can't match. The new smoothness also facilities Sequential SportShift.

The direct-injected 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 incorporates Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), with a ability to deactivate 3 of a engine’s 6 cylinders, for softened fuel efficiency. The aluminum-alloy 24-valve engine produces a rise 290 horsepower2 and 267 lb.-ft. of torque5, gains of 10 horsepower and 13 lb.-ft. contra a 2014 TL 3.5-liter engine. The engine is corresponding to a new 9-speed involuntary smoothness featuring Sequential SportShift. The new 9-speed section is almost lighter than a 6-speed involuntary in a effusive TL, with a wider altogether ratio operation and some-more closely spaced particular rigging ratios to raise both opening and fuel efficiency. No rival automobile in a shred offers as many smoothness ratios.

The TLX SH-AWD also incorporates a model-exclusive idle-stop capability for softened fuel efficiency. And a new 28-volt Active Control engine mountain significantly reduces engine quivering during restarts.

The TLX versed with a 2.4-liter engine has an expected EPA fuel-economy rating of 24/35/283 mpg city/hwy/combined.  The TLX two-wheel-drive with a 3.5-liter V-6 has an expected EPA fuel-economy rating of 21/34/253 mpg (+1 city/+5 highway contra a two-wheel-drive 2014 TL). The TLX SH-AWD has an expected EPA fuel-economy rating of 21/31/253 (+3 city/+5 highway contra a 2014 TL SH-AWD).

Acura Precision-Handling Technologies
Two-wheel-drive TLX models, with possibly a 2.4-liter or 3.5-liter engine, come versed with a latest iteration of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). This new P-AWS complement was integrated into a elemental framework pattern from a beginning stages of development, permitting engineers to take full advantage of a eccentric left and right rear-wheel toe angle control to raise doing precision, maneuverability and stability.  

The TLX SH-AWD facilities a new hydraulically tranquil chronicle of Acura’s acclaimed torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). This next-generation SH-AWD complement is 25 percent lighter and attrition is reduced. The new rear-drive section is constantly overdriven by 2.7-percent (compared to 1.7 percent on a prior system), with a larger torque-vectoring outcome opposite a broader spectrum of pushing situations, serve enhancing cornering capability during revoke speeds and in tighter-radius corners.

Near-limit and puncture maneuvering capabilities of both a P-AWS and SH-AWD models are serve extended by a use of Agile Handling Assist (AHA), that utilizes a TLX’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and reward 6-piston stop modulator to emanate a bend impulse (a automobile branch force), assisting a motorist uniformly and simply snippet a preferred line with smaller steering-wheel inputs. AHA stabilizes a automobile progressing than compulsory VSA, ensuing in some-more flexible and enchanting energetic opening in bland pushing conditions.

All TLX models also underline a latest growth of Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), that allows drivers to customize their pushing knowledge by 4 selectable modes – ECON, Normal, Sport and Sport+.  Depending on a setting, IDS will adjust power-steering effort, stifle response, smoothness change logic, HVAC complement operation, active sound control and a control proof for possibly a P-AWS or SH-AWD systems. The new Sport+ mode, a initial for Acura, unlocks a full opening intensity of a TLX with a many assertive settings in all areas.

Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies
The TLX also advances Acura’s repute for delivering cutting-edge reserve and driver-assistive technologies. The TLX incorporates a new mild monocular camera and millimeter call radar complement that expands both a fealty and range of a vehicle’s road-sensing capabilities. This alloy of camera and radar record underpins a TLX’s accessible Collision Mitigation Braking SystemTM, that can now yield extended car-to-car and car-to-pedestrian collision slackening while also enhancing a capabilities of a Adaptive Cruise Control.

The TLX is a initial Acura automobile to muster a new Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) complement enclosed with a Advance Package. RDM uses a monocular camera to commend embellished line lines, Botts’ Dots and Cat Eye markers to establish line boundaries. When a vehicle’s stream travelling instruction would means it to wandering from a rescued lane, a complement warns a motorist and assists by requesting visual steering input, and if required, braking force to assistance a motorist say their stream lane.

Additional customary and accessible driver-assistive facilities embody Blind Spot Information (BSI), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Expanded View Driver’s Side Mirror, Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) and new Cross Traffic Monitor.

The TLX also employs Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure, along with modernized supplemental patience systems – including front, side, side-curtain and driver’s-knee airbags – to yield a high turn of passenger insurance in a far-reaching spectrum of collision scenarios. The TLX is expected to acquire a Five-star Overall Vehicle Score in a NHTSA’s NCAP reserve ratings, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

All-New TLX Body and Chassis
The TLX is built on an all-new height (body and chassis) that was designed from a belligerent adult to support and raise a vehicle’s superb pushing dynamics, luxury-sedan refinement, class-leading fuel potency and high-level collision safety.  

The framework facilities a newly designed four-wheel eccentric cessation complement – McPherson Strut front and multi-link back – with revised geometry and new Amplitude Reactive Dampers for softened float comfort and doing performance. New Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering delivers a high turn of steering pointing and responsiveness while helping fuel efficiency. It also works cooperatively with a vehicle’s VSA traction-control complement to assistance a motorist say automobile control in sleazy highway conditions.

The TLX’s section physique utilizes modernized lightweight materials, including ultra-high-strength steels, aluminum (hood, fender beams and front subframe) and magnesium (steering hangar lamp and engine mount), to minimize weight while providing for a high grade of acerbity that advantages both energetic opening and passenger safety. Also incorporated into a physique is a subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) frontal physique structure, and a new one-piece, hot-stamped-steel doorway stiffener ring, identical to a pattern initial practical on a 2014 Acura MDX. The new, sleeker physique pattern is also optimized for class-leading aerodynamic potency and boasts a 15 percent alleviation in Cd.A contra a effusive TL.

In their bid to significantly revoke a penetration of wind, highway and engine sound into a cabin, Acura engineers paid special courtesy to physique sealing, shortening open atmosphere paths by 50 percent compared to a effusive TL. The TLX is also a initial Acura to implement acoustic mist foam, that is practical in 10 vicious locations via a body.  Additional noise-reduction facilities embody triple doorway seals, a stretched focus of physique sealing and sound absorptive materials, an acoustic potion windshield, and electronic Active Noise Control (ANC).

For More Information
Consumer information about Acura is accessible at acura.com. To join a Acura village on Facebook, revisit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including minute features, pricing and high-resolution photography of a 2015 TLX is accessible during acuranews.com.

1 206 hp @ 6800 rpm (SAE net)
2 290 hp @ 6200 rpm (SAE net)
3 Anticipated 2015 EPA mileage ratings (city/highway/combined). Based on inner Acura testing; EPA ratings not accessible during time of writing. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending pushing conditions, how a automobile is driven and maintained, and other factors.
4 182 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm (SAE net)
5 267 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm (SAE net)

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