Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

4 bucket 67's 1967 GTO

2019 March
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    We are a community of Pontiac enthusiasts. The purpose of our community is to keep alive the Pontiac spirit by sharing (or showing off) our cars, discussing Pontiac, helping each other work on our cars and find information, plus attend various meets/shows/etc... To aid discussion, sharing, event planning and selling of parts/cars/anything, we have various parts of the website to aid this from Forums to an online Garage to Classifieds to even a Document Download Repository. You can find links to these in our navigation above based on what each section helps with (discussion, local events, learning, etc...).

    We invite you to contribute, find help or just view some of our member's amazing cars! Don't forget, we also have great contests from time to time (like our Pontiac of the Month and yearly calendar contest) and our Pontiac This OR That, a fun game where you choose the best of two randomly selected Pontiacs from our online garage.

    We look forward to seeing you around!


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


RSS Detroit: 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]

Recommended Posts

Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Sedan, Performance, Videos, Acura, Luxury


Herein lies the broom that will sweep away both the TL and the TSX, and its name is the Acura TLX Prototype. Proposed as a "red carpet athlete," the production midsize TLX will slot in between the ILX and RLX range-topper in the brand's sedan lineup while presenting its take on "luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance."

Custom five-spoke alloys on low-profile tires support a sedan full of design cues honed on other Acura models, including a chiseled hood and exaggerated fender lines with shorter overhangs (the TLX is 3.8 inches shorter than but has the same wheelbase as the TL), all draped in Athletic Red Pearl paintwork. Acura's Jewel Eye headlights get a supporting act from the side mirrors, where a strip of LEDs light up dynamically when the turn signal is used.

The TLX's upscale powertrain option will be a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 with cylinder deactivation, paired with a new nine-speed automatic.

When it goes on sale later this year, the TLX's base powertrain choice will be a brand-new, direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder shifted through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Oddly, said gearbox will include a torque converter, but it isn't immediately clear how this traditional slushbox feature is integrated, or why. We've asked Acura for more engineering details and will let you know when we hear more.

The TLX's upscale powertrain option will be a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 with cylinder deactivation, paired with a new nine-speed automatic. The front-wheel-drive car will get directional help from Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) system, while the 3.5-liter can be had with a lighter, reprogrammed version of the company's Super-Handling All Wheel Drive.

It looks like both driveline options come equipped with an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that has four driving modes (Economy, Normal, Sport and Sport+) that will alter steering and throttle response, transmission shift points, driveline control logic, Active Noise Control and, in Economy mode, even the heating and ventilation settings.

There's a press release below with more details on this most important addition to the Acura lineup, and you can also watch the just-completed reveal on video as well. We'll bring you more details and live images from the Detroit Auto Show floor.

Continue reading 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]

2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments
autoblog?i=-W08gkBZ-d0:HHyrWvd0Nu0:wF9xT autoblog?i=-W08gkBZ-d0:HHyrWvd0Nu0:V_sGL


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.