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Old 08-15-2019, 06:44 PM   #51
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That 3.5 really only needs a simple factory supercharger to make an easy 350 hp. Not sexy but would be just as reliable and efficient. Wouldn't turn down a variant of the NSX engine tho. Nope I would not.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:29 PM   #52
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From what I understand this is pretty much the new TLX. A visual package and other bits like suspension and brakes will differentiate the Type S model. DWS is said to have made its way back and a real possibility of a manual transmission.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:01 PM   #53
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I'd be excited about a 4 door version of this, if the engine is updated.

Couldn't afford $40k but that's a separate issue.
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That is the 4 door version.
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That is the 4 door version.
oh ok, thought it was the return of Legend coupe, lol.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:05 PM   #56
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One of the better-looking Acura vehicles in a while (but that isn't saying much). Still think they need to tone down the oversized grill/fake vent things up front. Unless they are hoping the CTR fanbois will immediately step up to this one when it goes on sale. They also better hope Hyundai/Genesis do not offer a manual option with their AWD/RWD TT6 sporty sedans in the future.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:13 PM   #57
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oh ok, thought it was the return of Legend coupe, lol.
You were correct, it is a coupe....you know, the new 21st century 4 door coupe



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You were correct, it is a coupe....you know, the new 21st century 4 door coupe



So you mean it's a hatchback? Sweet, I want one!
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Just don't call it a wagon.
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Bump Needed...Come On Acura Lets Go, Bring It on.. Throw One Of them hand made 3.5 Jewels in there for a decent price. You know special logo name nay 50 made Super Bowl Add. Drop one Turbo Three electric motors retune it. Bam
Let’s see if I kind find the YouTube engine build. It’s right next store same building just Slide them over. Guess you can tell I’m into An Acura aType S..That ten minute vid is pretty good to watch.



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Sedans aren’t dead, but to survive in the automotive world they will have to tug harder at potential buyers’ emotions, Acura designers say.

Ben Davidson, who led the team that produced the Acura Type S Concept displayed at the recent Los Angeles auto show, says given the market’s shift toward utility vehicles, sedans will have to be unique if they want to attract customers.

“I think you have to put more creativity into a sedan,” Davidson says. “Sedans that are going to make it today are going to be a lot more exciting, because they need to be.”

Fortunately, designers working on sedans of the future have more freedom, Davidson says.

“There is more space in the environment for car design,” he says. “It can be a lot more niche. Sedans can be more of a thing of beauty. They can be more stylish.”

Sedans may struggle to compete with SUVs as family vehicles, but they can have their own distinctive shapes. The Type S is longer, lower and bit wider than Acura’s existing TLX midsize sedan and no SUV will

be able to achieve a similar silhouette, Davidson says.

“We chose to keep just the right proportions,” Davidson says, noting the Type S has features such as a front fascia where form follows function, giving the concept the character of a performance car.

The grille with its diamond shapes “is really dramatic and really emotional,” he says. But it also is functional, with large air vents that cool the brakes on the 20-in. performance tires.

“Our designs also feature sheer surfaces and muscular fenders – sleek, but just enough three-box proportions,” Davidson says, adding the Type S retains Acura’s signature taillamps and couples them with oversized exhaust ports. “It has a really wide stance and really wide fenders.”

The Type S likely will be all-wheel-drive adapted to rear-wheel-drive, muscle-car proportions. Acura engineers have not yet selected an engine. Decisions on what technology to load into the vehicle will come in the future, Davidson says.

Dave Marek, global director of design, says the proportions of the Type S not only set the stage for the return of its high-performance variant to the Acura lineup, but it also emphasizes the Honda near-luxury brand’s future design direction.Acura RDX Type S interior.jpg

Marek says the direction of Acura design was laid down by the Precision Concept shown at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Precision Concept underscored a commitment to evocative design and innovative engineering built on a foundation of quality and reliability.

The Precision Crafted theme was carried over when the ’19 Acura RDX (above, left) debuted in 2018 with a design that incorporated many of the concept’s elements, Marek says.

“We also knew we wanted to put more emotion in the car,” he says. “An easy way to get more emotion is (from) proportion. From that, we did the RDX, which much sportier and much emotional than the previous car.”

Because the Type S is a show car, Marek says, it has some features the production version won’t duplicate. For example, it has no door handles.

“But I think you are going to be seeing a lot of the added features, like the carbon pieces and larger wheels,” he says. “Then there are mirror cameras. I think the Precision Concept set out a road map. The idea is to keep it as clean as possible.”
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When was the last time Acura breathed new life into anything? When's somebody going to breathe new life into Acura?
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it looks nice, but if the engine is in sideways I'm completely uninterested.
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Another up scale AWD car to compete? Yes please. I'll give it a look regardless of transverse vs longitudinal mounting.
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3.0L Single Turbo DOHC V6 and 2.0L Turbo 4 from what I have read. Still hopeful for Manual and SH-AWD in Type S variant.
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it looks nice, but if the engine is in sideways I'm completely uninterested.
Ehh silly..You don’t buy type S for the track.. You buy it/ drive it to go point A to Point B in the safest reliable fashion giving passengers Head, Shoulder and hip knees not in your mouth is a plus too. That’s where transverse comes in. Also; it keeps price down using platform and other components. I don’t think BMW in-line six cylinder three series is going to all around better esp price and reliability. I loved my old Tl stick buck tooth, NEVER AT THE DEALER AFTER SIGNING ZEE PAPERS LOL
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Ehh silly..You don’t buy type S for the track.. You buy it/ drive it to go point A to Point B in the safest reliable fashion giving passengers Head, Shoulder and hip knees not in your mouth is a plus too. That’s where transverse comes in. Also; it keeps price down using platform and other components. I don’t think BMW in-line six cylinder three series is going to all around better esp price and reliability. I loved my old Tl stick buck tooth, NEVER AT THE DEALER AFTER SIGNING ZEE PAPERS LOL
I get why transverse makes sense for Acura, and almost everyone else is doing it too, but I prefer rear biased drivetrains to front biased; I know SH-AWD is a good setup, just not for me.

I'd take a Lexus IS over an Acura TL (and did).
Rear biased AWD vs. SH-AWD (although I opted for RWD)
Timing chain vs. Timing belt (transverse+Honda crank bolt = much swearing and throwing of tools)
52:48 vs. 62:38 weight distribution

There is arguably more interior room in the TL, but not where it counts; while the IS has a tunnel up front, the TL has a massive center console, so front passenger room is similar. The TL looked like it have more footwell room for a center passenger, but I'm not stuffing three wide for extended trips anyways, and the amount of times I've gone three adults wide (or two adults+car seat) in the back in the past decade can be counted without taking my shoes off.
I'm 5'-10", my wife is 5'-5"; we don't need a cavernous interior anyways.

I did consider a 340i (6mt+rwd) but I hold on to cars too long for a Bimmer, I did like the engine though.

I'm not talking about track duty, just a fun, comfortable, reliable DD that will wag it's tail when requested.
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So no word or update on this car? Hasn't it been almost 6 months?
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Sid03SVT I won’t disagree on the Lexus. You can never go wrong with a Lexus Purchase. There’s a handful of cars I really loved over my lifetime of ownership. I leased a 92 LS400 really nice car fit,finish ,engine stereo, funny thing was it was to quiet, got it for long highway DD grind. The dealer was cool, after two years into 3 yr. lease they put me in new SC400. That’s the one I loved, was it track car? nope., But is was fun to drive V8; reliable.. And they where cheap when Lexus first came out.
Yes IS nice. I can relate with being finicky about the transverse. I have silly hang ups too. I won’t touch a CVT, which is in everything nowadays. Old days I wouldn’t touch an Automatic. There is a lot automatics I still won’t buy. Like the 8 speed in the A4 BORING, same car with a stick is so much better. My old TL was manual. So I’m going to make sure a I drive the new one before I buy. We’ll see.

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Sid03SVT I won’t disagree on the Lexus. You can never go wrong with a Lexus Purchase. There’s a handful of cars I really loved over my lifetime of ownership. I leased a 92 LS400 really nice car fit,finish ,engine stereo, funny thing was it was to quiet, got it for long highway DD grind. The dealer was cool, after two years into 3 yr. lease they put me in new SC400. That’s the one I loved, was it track car? nope., But is was fun to drive V8; reliable.. And they where cheap when Lexus first came out.
Yes IS nice. I can relate with being finicky about the transverse. I have silly hang ups too. I won’t touch a CVT, which is in everything nowadays. Old days I wouldn’t touch an Automatic. There is a lot automatics I still won’t buy. Like the 8 speed in the A4 BORING, same car with a stick is so much better. My old TL was manual. So I’m going to make sure a I drive the new one before I buy. We’ll see.
Yeah the transverse thing is a silly hangup, if SH-AWD gave more drive control to set a bias to rear (instead of attempting to handle the best in all situations) I could overlook it, like I would have for the FoRS if it weren't a hot pile of Ford reliability and durability. The IS is my first automatic in a couple decades, so it's going to be an adjustment, and I didn't make the move lightly, but I had to pick my battles so to speak. Options on the market are very limited, especially for someone as picky as I am, I was actually about to pull the trigger on a Bolt, very different indeed, but the dealer fumbled that one.
I test drove the WRX & STi and was let down by both, they weren't worth the money being asked (to me anyways).

I'm probably going to end up in a BEV next, I trust the IS will be a good transition vehicle.
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I was going to get a used Leaf but some life stuff popped up. For me a go through cycles really into cars, buy ehh cough waste money on cars, then periods of stagnation drive an old clunker. Sometimes I get excited finding a mint used model for 5 grand driving it for ten years saving crazy money and happy while doing it. Park it anywhere, cripple coffee n shifter ( my princess gets a little vibrant when I fill my mug from the old Nissan Thermos at 80 mph) lol, hoping to get my license back I miss getting her dander up. No not for points from speeding, I was having seizures bla bla..There was a point to all this. O yay..
Acura is using Chicago Auto Show to showcase its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD) this week, after surpassing cumulative North American sales of one million units. Can’t believe it’s been 16 years and 4 generations. On a final note, I think the new Camry in Black with optional wheels looks really nice sitting at the light on really sunny day all waxed. Can’t go wrong there nice old school V6.

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Acura To Boast About Its SH-AWD System At Chicago Auto Show

Acura will showcase its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD) at the Chicago Auto Show this week, after surpassing cumulative North American sales of one million units.

SH-AWD debuted 16 years ago on the 2005 RL and is now featured on five of the six available Acura models – TLX and RLX sport sedans, RDX and MDX crossovers and the NSX supercar. SH-AWD is now in its 4th generation.

Key highlights regarding Acura’s SH-AWD technology include the use of dynamic torque vectoring to provide more accurate and predictable handling performance in all road conditions. In fact, up to 70% of the engine’s torque can be sent to the rear wheels when needed, with up to 100% of that torque directed to either the left or right wheels.

Furthermore, SH-AWD can overdrive the outside rear wheels by up to 2.7%, thus creating “additional rotational speed that helps pull the car through the turn with increased grip and cornering accuracy.”

The 2020 Acura RDX comes with the latest generation of SH-AWD, featuring a faster response time and a 40% increase in maximum torque capacity. The Japanese brand also has an advanced electronic Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, found on the NSX, RLX and MDX. It works by using twin electric motors that provide instantaneous negative braking and positive torque.

As for why Acura chose the Chicago Auto Show to pay tribute to SH-AWD, well, AWD sales now represent nearly 80% of all Acura sales in the state of Illinois, compared to a national average of 55.7%. Illinois also happens to be Acura’s no.4 state in terms of vehicle sales in the U.S.

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I'd take a Lexus IS over an Acura TL (and did).
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Timing chain vs. Timing belt (transverse+Honda crank bolt = much swearing and throwing of tools)
52:48 vs. 62:38 weight distribution
should have looked at an Infiniti Q50 3.7L - rear-based AWD, pretty much indestructible 330hp engine, can pick up for super cheap CPO/used after initial new depreciation drops.

cons:
if you're looking for power upgrades, you'll spend a lot to get little - engine is kinda maxed out from the factory (330hp was plenty for a daily driver for me when i had a G37)
Infotainment is old, but works. Android top screen and giant Tesla screen are available to fix that though.

my brother bought a 2012 IS250 and the rear calipers were seized - apparently its a common problem. hope Lexus fixed that, because i helped him change his rotors/pads and it was a ****ing nightmare. might want to look into this if thats still the case, and keep the sliding pins, etc. greased up on a regular basis. supposedly the IS350 with the larger brakes does not have this problem.
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should have looked at an Infiniti Q50 3.7L - rear-based AWD, pretty much indestructible 330hp engine, can pick up for super cheap CPO/used after initial new depreciation drops.

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if you're looking for power upgrades, you'll spend a lot to get little - engine is kinda maxed out from the factory (330hp was plenty for a daily driver for me when i had a G37)
Infotainment is old, but works. Android top screen and giant Tesla screen are available to fix that though.

my brother bought a 2012 IS250 and the rear calipers were seized - apparently its a common problem. hope Lexus fixed that, because i helped him change his rotors/pads and it was a ****ing nightmare. might want to look into this if thats still the case, and keep the sliding pins, etc. greased up on a regular basis. supposedly the IS350 with the larger brakes does not have this problem.
I gave brief consideration to the Q50, but was worried about Nissan quality & reliability, and since I'm not a fan of the VQ, I was looking at 2016+ but didn't really want turbos. I know the VQ is a solid engine, I just don't like it; not sure how the VR30DDTT holds up to daily beatings, but I'm also worried about everything wrapped around the drivetrain. I also would have gone RWD, still won't do AWD+auto.
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