Acura Automobiles: Acura Announces Launch Plan and Pricing for 2014 RLX Flagship Sedan

Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by in Acura Canada

The all-new 2014 Acura RLX flagship sedan will entrance during Acura dealerships on Mar 15, 2013, with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) starting during $48,450*. Featuring an all-new 310-horspower direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC V-6 powerplant, a many atmospheric newcomer cabin in a class, and a first-ever focus of signature Acura technologies including Precision All-Wheel Steer™ and Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps, a RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, safety, and luxury-class comfort to Acura’s range-topping sedan.

“With an array of signature Acura technologies, a 2014 Acura RLX sets a new customary for oppulance in a Acura lineup,” conspicuous Jeff Conrad, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura Sales. “The feature-rich RLX epitomizes Acura’s ‘Man-Machine Synergy’ product direction, utilizing modernized record and intelligent automobile pattern to broach implausible performance, comfort and value on a oppulance scale.”

Destination RLX
In February, Acura dealers will flog off a “Destination RLX” customer knowledge module – with each Acura play national featuring twin 2014 Acura RLX sedans, weeks forward of a Mar 15 on-sale date, providing Acura clients with a eventuality to knowledge a countless new technologies accessible on a RLX oppulance opening sedan.

Flagship Features
The 2014 Acura RLX is powered by an all-new, 310-horsepower, direct-injected SOHC 24-Valve i-VTEC® V-6 powerplant, Acura’s first-ever direct-injected engine architecture. Utilizing Variable Cylinder Management™ (with a ability to deactivate a back bank of 3 cylinders) in multiple with a lightweight and aerodynamic physique design, a new Acura RLX is approaching to lift a class-leading EPA fuel-economy rating of 20/31/24 mpg1 (city/highway/combined).

With a longest rear-seat legroom (38.8 inches), longest tandem seating stretch (36.4 inches), and widest front and back shoulder room in a mid-luxury class, a new RLX delivers full-size interior space in a nimbler, some-more fit midsize oppulance sedan extraneous package.

Featuring a first-ever focus of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS) a RLX achieves new levels of doing agility, high and low-speed maneuverability, and assured doing control for a two-wheel-drive oppulance sedan. Precision All-Wheel Steer is a world’s initial record to underline eccentric and continual control of a left and right rear-wheel steering (toe) angles. Its advantages embody crisper line changes, some-more nimble cornering, extended energetic response, tighter radius low-speed turning, and confidence-inspiring control.

As formerly announced, a chronicle of RLX featuring Acura’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®) technology, producing 370 horsepower with approaching EPA fuel-economy ratings of 30 city/30 highway/30 combined, will entrance after in 2013.

Further, a new RLX quietly competes in a high-end oppulance sedan marketplace with an implausible array of leading-edge technologies, including a next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected automobile complement with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring turnpike trade and, for a initial time, aspect travel trade information.New customary reserve technologies embody Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, a driver’s knee airbag, and a next-generation of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™ II) physique structure; along with accessible Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).

The RLX will also offer a bevvy of leading-edge prominence and driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI) system, Multi-view Rearview Camera, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, and front and back parking sensors.

The 2014 Acura RLX will be accessible in 5 grades – a well-equipped RLX, a RLX with Navigation, a feature-packed RLX with Technology package, a RLX with Krell Audio package, and a top-of-the-line RLX with Advance package.

Exterior Design and Function
The RLX follows an “aero-fused” extraneous pattern pattern with a far-reaching and jaunty stance, pointy upswept bodylines, aerodynamic greenhouse, and particular new Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights charity softened down-the-road enlightenment and lighting characteristics. The RLX’s neat top physique combines with aerodynamic facilities to broach best-in-class levels of aerodynamic efficiency.

Seven spoke 18x8J aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/45 R18 all-weather tires are standard, while Technology, Krell and Advance grades underline 19x8J wheels and 245/40 R19 tires. The RLX’s amalgamate wheels also underline a noise-reducing pattern that lowers tire sound by 7 decibels opposite a heard magnitude range.

Additional extraneous facilities accessible on a RLX embody an acoustic potion windshield and doorway glass, integrated energy back sunshade, front and back parking sensors, exhilarated and auto-dimming side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Interior Design and Function
The RLX interior facilities premium, soothing hold materials throughout, with a beautiful focus of reward steel and wood-grain accents. A stitched leather instrument panel, core console and steering wheel, along with accessible Milano seperated leather seats, promulgate a new turn of craftsmanship and polished oppulance interest in Acura’s top-of-the-line sedan.

Luxury form and duty are smartly integrated in a RLX’s new core console, featuring twin screens – an 8-inch Navigation shade and a 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ hold shade – that yield easy and approach one-touch entrance to pivotal functions, including audio, meridian control, navigation, and text-to-voice SMS content summary functionality. The sliding, leather-trimmed armrest conceals a dual-hinged core storage cell with easy entrance for both a motorist and front newcomer to USB connectivity, 12-volt appendage energy opening and space to store tablets and other electronic devices.

Additional interior comfort and preference facilities embody push-button start, energy lean and telescoping steering, energy sunroof, tri-zone involuntary meridian control, and Bluetooth®3 HandsFreeLink®.

The customary 10-speaker ELS® audio complement includes HD radio™, XM radio, Pandora® interface, USB connectivity, and an auxiliary jack. The RLX with Technology package is versed with a 14-speaker Acura/ELS® Studio reward audio system. The Krell Audio and Advance grades accept an ultra-premium, 14-speaker, Krell audio complement that sets a new benchmark for high-fidelity sound in a oppulance vehicle.

Chassis Technology
Whether on a twisted towering pass, undiluted city street, or close airfield parking deck, and in all continue conditions, a RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) is designed to broach an rare turn of doing pointing and control in a two-wheel expostulate oppulance sedan.

Working in unison with Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control, and Agile Handling Assist energetic braking system, P-AWS™ provides extended automobile stability, maneuverability, and control. The RLX’s doing opening is serve towering by a new double-wishbone front and multi-link back cessation complement with Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and new high-output, belt-type electronic energy steering.

All RLX models have 4-wheel front brakes with high-friction pads and a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement (ABS), along with new Hydraulic Brake Boost that improves stop pedal feel. New Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, and high-efficiency Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) are additional firsts for Acura.

New Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 with VCM
The 2014 RLX is powered by an all-new, 3.5-liter, direct-injected SOHC
i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™. Rated during 310 horsepower, a engine delivers well-developed drivability, with some-more than 90-percent of a rise 272 lb.-ft. of torque accessible from 2000 rpm to 6600 rpm. Variable Cylinder Management with 3-cylinder and 6-cylinder operation works in unison with a VTEC valvetrain to broach glorious cruising efficiency. The engine is mounted to a lightweight and firm aluminum front subframe regulating a vibration-canceling Active Control engine Mount (ACM) system.
The new engine is corresponding to a reengineered Sequential SportShift 6-speed involuntary delivery with revised gearing, an discerning selector and steering-wheel-mounted change paddles. A driver-selectable Sport mode provides some-more assertive change points and some-more conspicuous engine braking during deceleration, along with primer operation.

AcuraLink® Connectivity System
The RLX is versed with a next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected automobile system, delivering a extensive array of media, convenience, and confidence services around embedded two-way communications and web-enabled devices. AcuraLink® leverages a Aha™ by Harman cloud-based interface to yield users with thousands of customizable cloud-based news, information and media feeds. Next-generation AcuraLink® also delivers an array of available, subscription-based, confidence and preference features, such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring turnpike trade and, for a initial time, aspect travel trade information; airbag deployment notification; stolen automobile tracking; remote locking and unlocking; confidence alarm notification; and 24-hour personalized concierge services.

Advanced Safety, Visibility, and Driver Assistive Technology
The RLX offers a brood of leading-edge reserve technologies, including customary Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), 7 smart-deploying airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, and Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering II (ACE II) physique structure.

The RLX is approaching to acquire top-level reserve ratings, including a 5-star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score2. The RLX is also approaching to join a Acura TL sedan in earning an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, including a GOOD rating in a difficult new IIHS tiny overlie frontal pile-up test.

The RLX also offers a extensive list of modernized prominence and driver-assistive technologies, including a customary Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, along with accessible Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS) system, Collision Mitigation Brake (CMBS) system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI), and front and back parking sensors.

Additional sum on pivotal advances and technologies for a all-new 2014 RLX:

  • Class heading interior space based on a RLX’s longer wheelbase and fit packaging. At 196.1 inches, a RLX is identical in length to a effusive RL, though it has a two-inch longer wheelbase and is scarcely twin inches wider, fixation a new RLX good above a normal in a mid-luxury class. The flagship RLX sedan has adult to 3 inches some-more back legroom than competing models, including a BMW 535i, Lexus GS350 and Audi A6.
  • Extensive use of lightweight materials includes a focus of strength steel to 55 percent of a body, and a complete use of aluminum—for a front fenders, hood, steering hangar beam, front and back fender beams, front subframe, and all-new “hybrid” front and back doorway panels (steel middle structure corresponding to aluminum outdoor skin). The RLX weighs in during 3,933 pounds. Static tortuous and torsional physique acerbity are adult 52 percent and 46 percent, respectively.
  • Jewel-Eye LED headlights (an Acura first) LED lamps raise a RLX’s complicated and particular coming while providing superb light placement and softened down-the-road illumination.
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ offers a far-reaching operation of hunt options including internal hunt functionality and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ for both highways and aspect streets.
  • Agile Handling Assist (an Acura first) uses active braking to assistance a motorist uniformly and simply snippet a preferred line by a bend with smaller steering inputs.
  • Electric Parking Brake (an Acura first) provides one-touch parking stop activation.
  • Automatic Brake Hold (an Acura first) maintains a vehicle’s position when a pushing or parking stop are expelled until a stifle is depressed.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (an Acura first), allows a RLX to exclusively say a set following stretch in low-speed trade situations, including stop and go traffic, and to trigger automobile braking when necessary.
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in a top apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles forward of a RLX and audibly and visually warning a motorist when it determines a frontal collision with a rescued automobile is possible.
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses a same windshield-mounted camera to detect line markings on a highway and alerts a motorist if a automobile is erratic from a rescued lane.
  • Front seatbelt e-pretensioners use electronic control to revoke belt tragedy underneath normal pushing conditions, while also enabling involuntary belt tensioning in tough cornering maneuvers or in a eventuality of a collision.
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with energetic guidelines uses energetic discipline that simulate steering circle inputs on a arrangement to assist in backup maneuvers.
  • Capless fueling (an Acura first) eliminates a fuel top and improves palliate of fueling.

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*MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, automobile options and end assign of $895.00. Dealer prices might vary.

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