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Old 12-04-2018, 08:55 AM   #1
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Back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, Acura promised to dust off the old Type-S moniker to inject some much-needed performance credibility into its current line of sedans and crossovers. At the time, the Japanese luxury brand co-announced a new turbocharged V6 engine and said it would be paired with its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Now, a new set of spy shots has us wondering if an Acura TLX Type-S is right around the corner.

It's obvious that the TLX seen in these photos has been blessed with some performance goodies. Large-diameter wheels are shod with low-profile tires, and there's a good chance the suspension has been lowered to match. Most of the camouflage is focused on keeping the fascia and hood covered, which means there are probably some air intakes and bodywork bulges to keep hidden away from prying eyes.

Below this prototype's grille is what very well could be an intercooler, which bolsters the notion that there's a turbocharged engine sitting under the hood. And at the rear, we get a very clear look at the car's dual exhaust system.

What kind of performance should enthusiasts expect from the Acura TLX Type-S? We'll have to wait and see, but the vehicles accompanying this prototype on its testing runs might offer up some clues. An Audi S4 (354 horsepower) and a Mercedes-AMG C43 (362 hp) were along for the ride. Since that's the case, we'd expect more than 350 ponies if the TLX Type-S is going to compete on at least equal footing.



cura confirmed the return of its Type S performance badge earlier this year and now the first car to wear it in more than a decade has been spotted.

The prototype is for a new Acura TLX Type S, which is expected on the market in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model.

And more Type S models will follow as Acura has confirmed that “multiple” cars will receive the performance treatment this time around.

The TLX as the first of the new generation of Type S models is fitting as a TL, the predecessor to the current TLX, was the last model to wear the badge. The TL Type S was last offered for 2008 and had a 3.2-liter V-6 good for 286 horsepower.

2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

The TLX Type S is being benchmarked against a 354-hp Audi S4 and 362-hp Mercedes-AMG C43, so you can imagine the performance level the engineers are targeting.

All Acura is willing to say is that its new Type S models will feature a turbocharged V-6. The engine is likely derived from the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 fitted to the NSX supercar. Given the competition Acura is targeting for the TLX Type S, peak output will probably be somewhere around the 350-hp mark. The current V-6-powered TLX already boasts 290 hp.

Looking at the prototype, we can see widened wheel arches at the rear, quad-exhaust tips, and what appears to be a vented hood. Count on the car also coming with all-wheel drive along with uprated tires, suspension and brakes. There also appears to be an aggressive body kit hidden underneath all of the camouflage gear.

Look for a debut of the TLX Type S in the first half of 2019.


http://acuraconnected.com/2018/11/21...ra-tlx-type-s/


We know Type-S will return, but we don’t know when, or what model will be first to wear the badge.

Based on these photos and the fact the second-generation TLX is looming, one could assume there will be a TLX Type S as early as next year as a 2020 model.

Carscoops has posted some new photos of a camouflaged Acura prototype testing with an Audi S4 and AMG C43. The car is heavily padded, but there’s no denying its an Acura grille. There’s not much else given away, but we do see an intercooler and massive quad exhaust tips.

Check out the full story and gallery at carscoops.com – 2020 Acura TLX Type S Spotted Testing



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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/ac...rbo-v6-engine/
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:31 AM   #2
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No change of an MT option, I'd assume, right?

Do we know price range also?
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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We need DWS back on this car, paired with SH-AWD that would be awesome. Needs MT as well.
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:26 PM   #4
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Awesome. The more competition, the better. To me they need to still do some work on the front end styling; and the interior is not even approaching luxury levels in my opinion it it's current state. Seats are good though.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:10 AM   #5
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Headlight positioning in reference to the grill does not look promising.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:53 PM   #6
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Perhaps this may get Subaru to consider bringing back the Legacy GT. I'd be interested, as long as no super crappy mpg.
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Perhaps this may get Subaru to consider bringing back the Legacy GT. I'd be interested, as long as no super crappy mpg.
How does a GT badge, a CVT, 0-60 in 11 seconds, and some orange body cladding sound to you?
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:53 PM   #8
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How does a GT badge, a CVT, 0-60 in 11 seconds, and some orange body cladding sound to you?
I withdraw my previous statement because that's exactly what they'll do.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:00 PM   #9
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I withdraw my previous statement because that's exactly what they'll do.
Thank you
Ahhh ďLOVEĒ. Thatís what makes a Subaru a Urabus.

Rest assured, they will deliver a kick arse STi to make up for it.

Word is Double Wishbone is coming back, better weight distribution, advancements to SH-AWD and Twin Turbo V6. MT likely not, but depending on whatís offered this could be a great package for the TLX.
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We need DWS back on this car, paired with SH-AWD that would be awesome. Needs MT as well.
Iím holding of because of this model. No manual isnít a biggy for me, the comp s4 and Merc. Has auto only too. Honda auto are pretty good, like 04 Accord V6..put in 2 starts from a stop stays there to redline and holds it. same with all cogs, shift nice into every gear, drops down when you grab a lower gear, even grabs first in motion. 5 speed, but it didnít have 4th on the shifter was the only flaw. Now how the new unit is ?? Lol, The automatic in the S4 kinda sucks , hard to explain just doesnít feel sporty for S model.
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Word is Double Wishbone is coming back
which gen had this?
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Acura releases this car and KIA comes back with a Stinger-R and tears it into pieces at a discount..?

These luxury sports sedan segment imho are so yesteryear it's silly Acura is even putting effort into this car (and that silly looking ILX refresh they recently released no one will buy). If they want to answer to car enthusiasts, they need to bring back a smaller coupe/vert with SH-AWD and MT-only for under $50K. And it doesn't have to be the fastest car around because with Telsa roaming the streets it's no contest anyway for most gasoline powered cars.

Their RDX and MDX are much more appealing offerings for this segment.. imho.
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which gen had this?
TL and TSX models came with front Double Wishbone suspension. As did Accords and Civics at some point. Honda pursued Toyota for numbers and the bean counters decided to ditch DWS in favor of MacPherson struts.
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TL and TSX models came with front Double Wishbone suspension. As did Accords and Civics at some point. Honda pursued Toyota for numbers and the bean counters decided to ditch DWS in favor of MacPherson struts.
I know they dropped them off the Civic in 2002, the Accord and Acura models followed around the same time. If I recall, the DC2 was the last Integra to have it.
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I know they dropped them off the Civic in 2002, the Accord and Acura models followed around the same time. If I recall, the DC2 was the last Integra to have it.
Integraís are bad arse cars. Even the GSR was amazing. The Civic hatchbacks and Siís of old are NA hottness ó> this https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1999-honda-civic-13/
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