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Acura Automobiles: 2016 Acura ILX

The Acura ILX is engineered from a belligerent adult to be a refined, manageable and driver-involving reward sports sedan. All ILX models underline Acura’s rarely grown MacPherson strut front and multi-link back cessation systems, Amplitude Reactive Dampers, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic fortitude control complement that works with a ILX’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle complement and 4-channel ABS systems to raise car control.

The ILX’s 4-wheel eccentric cessation is serve tuned to yield a sporty, confidence-inspiring and energetic pushing experience, and a customary Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist uses 4-wheel front brakes.

Chassis Highlights

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link back suspension
  • Front and back stabilizer bars
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
  • 4-wheel front brakes with ABS, electronic stop placement (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

The ILX framework pattern is focused on providing a polished float peculiarity along with precise, linear, and flexible handling— all a while shortening a penetration of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) into a newcomer cabin.

What’s New For 2016

  • Available A-SPEC Package tire uses low aspect ratio tire: P225/40R18 
  • Sleeved front revoke control arm bushings and increased-diameter back stabilizer bar for softened initial steering response 
  • Front subframe stiffened to revoke neglected correspondence and urge steering linearity 
  • Linearity control proof newly practical to Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering to urge steering feel 
  • Larger hole stop discs front and back for softened interlude power 
  • Enhanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System now shows a real-time vigour of any tire


Inspired Handling
A 105.1-inch wheelbase, far-reaching front and back lane dimensions, modernized cessation pattern along with facilities such as VSA® with Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) assistance give a ILX desirous handling. Specially tuned eccentric front and back cessation provides discerning and well-spoken steering response, along with flexible and linear handling.

Suspension Systems
The Acura ILX uses MacPherson struts on a front with a back multi-link cessation complement during a rear. The strut-style front cessation is a space-efficient pattern that provides glorious doing characteristics with worldly float quality, while also creation room accessible for pile-up bolster during a front of a vehicle. Likewise, a multi-link back cessation provides superb float and doing characteristics, while also assisting to maximize second-row seating and load space. Suspension geometry is also optimized for nimble handling.

Acura cessation technologies employed in a 2016 ILX include:

  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers (reduces damping army over small-amplitude highway imperfections)
  • Rebound springs (for both front and back suspensions)
  • Low-friction bushings (further improves float peculiarity in small-amplitude impacts)

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation provides accurate and enchanting doing performance, a manageable feel for a driver, and lush float quality. Specially tuned bushings along with performance-calibrated geometry safeguard optimal circle fixing while branch for assured handling. A 20-mm hole tubular front stabilizer bar helps revoke physique hurl for reduction physique gaunt in corners.

Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The ILX uses a multi-link back cessation that facilities stamped-steel top A-arms, cast-aluminum knuckles, double revoke tubular parallel links, tubular-steel toe-control links, coil-over dampers and a stabilizer bar. The complement provides glorious handling, a prosaic float and glorious control of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). A plain back stabilizer bar, increasing in hole from 14 to 15 mm for 2016, helps revoke understeer and urge steering response.

Amplitude-Reactive Dampers
Acura’s Amplitude-Reactive Dampers yield a higher turn of float comfort together with linear, flexible handling. The dampers work in dual graphic opening parameters: a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone. Each section has a singular set of application and miscarry damping army tailored to yield a preferred float and doing attributes. In essence, a amplitude-reactive dampers work as dual apart check systems total in one. These dampers are wholly automatic in operation with no electronic systems or motorist impasse required.

Ride Zone
On well-spoken and comparatively well-spoken highway surfaces, where a straight cessation transport is short, a dampers yield a reduced damping outcome to broach an intensely gentle ride.

Handling Zone
On severe or disproportionate highway surfaces or during energetic cornering, where a straight cessation transport is greater, a second damping circuit is engaged. Here a damping outcome is maximized for extended steering feel, softened body-roll control and some-more secure handling.

With a Amplitude-Reactive Dampers, by adding a second open floating valve above a required categorical piston valve, a ILX is means to say a higher pushing dynamics.

Low-Friction Bushings
Reducing a hysteresis of a revoke front and back cessation bushings helps urge float peculiarity during small-amplitude highway imperfections but sacrificing steering precision, doing response or float peculiarity underneath eager cornering or severe highway conditions. The front revoke control-arm bushings are sleeved on 2016 models to serve revoke correspondence and urge steering response. Front and back stabilizer bars implement friction-reducing Teflon bushings for well-spoken and effective operation.

Stiffer Body Structure and Front Subframe
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure provides a plain substructure for a ILX’s cessation and steering systems to operate. For 2016, stiffeners, braces and rags combined to a roof pillars, floorpan, sills, back wheelhouses and back package tray serve raise physique rigidity. The front subframe is also stiffened in pivotal areas to urge steering response.

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
The Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) works with a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) to offer a approach feeling and fit steering performance, together with softened active safety. Using car speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in low traction conditions (both during cornering and underneath braking) and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to drive in a scold direction. This new modernized record supports a driver’s movement in doing a car some-more safely and comfortably.

Noted next are 3 examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) works as partial of VSA®:

Mitigates Understeer: Helps scold a steering inputs to lessen understeer and assistance a motorist snippet a dictated bend of a road

Mitigates Oversteer: Helps scold a steering inputs to lessen oversteer and assistance a motorist snippet a dictated bend of a road

Stabilizes Braking: Helps scold a driver’s steering submit to revoke car instability when a motorist is braking tough on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients (such as cement that is usually partially lonesome with mud or snow)

With Electric Power Steering (EPS), a worldly electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering complement takes a place of a required hydraulic energy steering system. EPS responds now to steering submit and automatically changes a volume of energy support suitable to a vehicle’s speed.

The Motion-Adaptive EPS complement consists of a rack-and-pinion steering rigging with an electric engine commissioned concentrically around a steering rack. To control a turn of support a Powertrain Control Module receives signals from a speed sensor and, joined with a steering sensor for torque and rotation, afterwards calculates a optimal volume of support and sends a vigilance to a electric motor.

When compared to a operation of a required hydraulic siphon energy steering system, a easier Motion-Adaptive EPS increases potency since it does not pull a continual volume of energy directly from a engine. Other advantages of electric power-assisted steering embody a revoke energy expenditure (which helps urge fuel efficiency), and a condensation (and ensuing revoke altogether weight).

New Angular Acceleration Control Logic for EPS
For 2016, bony acceleration control proof is practical to a Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering to urge steering feel. This excellence helps to broach a healthy feeling bid buildup in response to steering turn-in.

4-Wheel Disc Brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
All Acura ILX models are versed with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

ABS exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated deceleration. EBD automatically optimizes braking force between a front and back wheels, adjusting for a weight and loading of passengers and cargo, to yield fast and assured braking performance. EBD also provides glorious pedal feel and reduced stop blur underneath eager pushing conditions. Brake Assist recognizes puncture braking situations and assists a motorist by assisting request full braking force when appropriate.

The ILX is versed with incomparable brakes: 12.3-inch ventilated stop rotors clamped by single-piston calipers in front; 11.1-inch hole plain rotors clamped by single-piston calipers in a rear.

The servo ratio is idealized for softened braking response with initial pedal force, while high-strength calipers supplement rigidity for softened pedal feel and braking effectiveness. The outcome is a secure, effective and confidence-inspiring braking system.

Hill Start Assist
Standard on all 2016 ILX models is mountain start assist. This underline binds stop vigour when stopped on an slip or skirmish for a brief duration of time, permitting a driver’s feet to pierce from a stop pedal to accelerator but a car moving.

Wheels and Tires
P215/45R17 all-season tires mounted on 17×7-inch 10-spoke embellished aluminum wheels offer an glorious mix of float quality, doing and fuel efficiency. Premium and Tech Plus models versed with a new-for-2016 A-SPEC Package hurl on lower-aspect-ratio P225/40R18 all-season tires jacket 18×7.5-inch 10-spoke black-painted, machined-face aluminum wheels for extended doing and even crisper steering response.

Space– and Weight-Saving Tire Repair Kit
The ILX uses a space- and weight-saving tire correct pack that is stored underneath a carpeted building in a trunk.

Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
A customary Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) helps a motorist say correct atmosphere vigour to urge pushing reserve and fuel efficiency, as good as revoke wear and rip on a vehicle’s tires. A TPMS idol illuminates to warning a motorist whenever any of a tires has a significantly low-pressure reading that requires a driver’s attention. A tone TPMS arrangement in Premium and above grades, shows real-time vigour readouts for all 4 tires.