All-new V6 Acura TLX Type S finally hits showrooms in the US

Yup, no batteries found on this one. Well, except for one

6w ago

A couple of years ago, I got the chance to experience the Type S concept first-hand at the LA Auto Show. It looked spectacular and more to the point, I was told that Acura wouldn't use electricity to power this one, they'd just use a good old V6. Which they did. The all-new Type S is finally available in Acura showrooms near you and if I were you, I'd go ahead and order one. In gold. Well, when I say 'gold' what I mean is 'gold tone'.

The engine is a 3.0-liter DOHC V6, specifically developed for the TLX Type S and the upcoming 2022 MDX Type S. It is very compact and light, thanks to Its all-aluminum construction and closely related to the twin-turbo V6 that powers the NSX supercar.

It was developed in Japan under the guidance of TLX Type S boss Akio Matsuda but the car is built in Anna, Ohio, and it features dual overhead camshafts, 24 valves, direct injection and a single twin-scroll turbocharger with a maximum boost of 15.1 psi.

The V6 heart sends 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels courtesy of a 10-speed automatic transmission and Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (yup, that's its official name) with torque vectoring.

If you live in the US and you happen to be in the market for a good-looking, fast sedan you should definitely go out there and buy it. Partly because of the gold tone paintwork, which for some reason I'm obsessed with, but mostly because of the engine: an old-fashioned, gas-powered, cleverly designed and engineered V6. Prices start from $52,301.

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Comments (13)

  • A very beautifully styled car, but it needs a manual and RWD

      1 month ago
    • I believe the AWD system is rear-biased but you’re right about the transmission. If these came in stick, Subaru would be in trouble…

        1 month ago
  • Screw the stinger, I'll have this!

      1 month ago
  • Super excited for this one! Glad that Acura has brought back Type S better than ever! Certainly an Audi and Mercedes killer right here!

      1 month ago
  • That paint is eye candy. Love it!

      1 month ago
  • That looks pretty impressive

      1 month ago