Acura Brings the Type S Again in 2021


The 2021 Acura TLX doesn’t seem to fall in line with the more traditional sport sedans such as Mercedes Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and BMW 3 Series.

Its badge might not possess the same power, yet it does offer similar performance levels, onboard tech, and luxury as those rivals. There will also be two TLX models. Here are the latest details.

Acura TLX 2021: Sharp Style and a Turbo Engine

The 2021 TLX marks the comeback of Acura’s famous Type S line. When it arrives, this model will be powered by a new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and Acura’s praised Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive tech. 

Sadly, the car manufacturer won’t unveil any official Type S specs yet, but the rumor has it that this sportier sedan will pack quite the power – 300 horsepower. Also, we should prepare for larger Brembo brakes that will support the Type S’s on-road performance and unique suspension calibration. Acura officials can’t yet confirm how different the two TLX models will be. Fortunately, we have more details about the regular 2021 Acura TLX.

Its design is somehow toned down compared with the Type S, but don’t think less, this sedan is still a dream. The TLX rides on a brand-new platform and is almost half an inch lower, 2 inches wider, and 3 inches longer than its predecessor, with a wheelbase, stretched at nearly 4 inches. Most significantly, Acura enhanced the TLX’s dash-to-axle size by approximately 7 inches, which offers the sedan a slightly more rear-wheel-drive look. 

Sleek Design and Tech In High Supply

Inside the TLX, the car manufacturer made a significant effort to design the cabin more lively, with open-pore wood, real metal on the speakers, and sleek leather surfaces. The steering wheel is perfectly sized, and the thin A-pillars offer excellent overall visibility from the driver’s seat. 

The center stack houses the electronic shifter below the overly broad drive mode selection dial. The climate controls can be found above that, and Acura’s newest multimedia system is now on a 10.2-inch display atop the dash. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard. 

Acura explains that the newest variant of its TTI tech comes with “more accurate swipe zones” and “other performance improvements.” Over-the-air updates will be available to all customers, thanks to the TLX’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. 

Every TLX has the AcuraWatch bundle, which comprises a driver-awareness monitor, traffic sign recognition, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. 

Price and Availability

The standard variant’s pricing will start in the mid-$30.000 range. The model will hit dealers this fall. The Type S is likely to undercut competitors such as Mercedes AMG-C43, Audi S4, or BMW M340i. Acura should release more information in the following months. 

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