|2018 Acura TLX|
2018 Acura TLX The refreshed 2018 Acura TLX overall performance luxury sedan launches with a greater sporty and alluring appearance reflecting the logo's new layout direction, along side an all-new TLX A-Spec variant for V6 powered models, and new top class capabilities. The 2018 TLX offers AcuraWatch™ as wellknown equipment on all grades, leading all luxury midsize sedans within the utility of advanced safety and motive force-assistive technologies.
The 2018 Acura TLX also is the primary Acura to function a redesigned twin-display consumer interface (ODMD 2.0) with extra intuitive menus and command systems complemented by way of a brand new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive kind) with a 30-percent quicker response time and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.
The 2018 TLX is the second one version inside the Acura lineup (following the 2017 MDX) to take design cues from the Acura Precision Concept and boasts an attractive new style, highlighted by using the Acura diamond pentagon grille and amplified through its more sharply sculpted hood and front fenders, paired with robust dynamic traits including more competitive and sporty front and rear fascia, aspect sills, and to be had dual rear exhaust finishers and rear diffuser. Acura's signature 5-lamp Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and new alloy wheel designs complete the specific, athletic and aggressive character of the 2018 TLX.
New Features for TLX V6 Models
Acura TLX V6 models characteristic a brand new rear diffuser with uncovered twin-exhaust even as the Technology Package provides a chrome aspect sill garnish, new leather-based seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, and strength-operated driver's seat thigh extension.
The Acura TLX V6 Advance Package profits new, top rate functions including trapezoidal fog lighting and rear exhaust ports, a Surround View camera system, built-in wi-fi charging, white LED ambient indoors mild piping, a heated guidance wheel and heated rear (outboard) seats, power-folding facet mirrors, and a new frame-coloured decklid spoiler.
All-New Acura TLX V6 A-Spec
Reflecting Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA, the all-new 2018 TLX A-Spec, to be had on each front-wheel force and SH-AWD™ variants of the V6-powered TLX, amps up the sporty man or woman of TLX and features unique design factors interior and out, along side key upgrades to chassis tuning and wheel/tire specification.
The Acura TLX A-Spec's unique styling begins in front with a matte-black diamond pentagon grille with dark chrome surround, an aggressive decrease front fascia with huge center air opening flanked by way of spherical LED fog lights, and a darkish appearance for the Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec unique 19-inch alloy wheels completed in Shark Gray paint are shod with 245-collection tires and combine with aggressively flared facet sills for a extra athletic and planted stance. The A-Spec outdoors upgrades keep at the rear with a gloss-black decklid spoiler, "smoked" LED back lights, and an one of a kind fascia offering a decrease diffuser accented by using four-inch round dual exhaust finishers. A matte-black aspect window surround and A-Spec badging on the the front fenders and rear decklid completes the appearance.
Inside, the TLX V6 A-Spec capabilities greater aggressively bolstered the front seats, an A-Spec-badged thick-rimmed steerage wheel, purple driving force's meter highlights, black headliner and pillar treatment, brushed aluminum-appearance indoors trim, stainless steel driver's footrest, and front and rear door sill trim.
In addition to the improved lateral grip and responsiveness offered with the aid of Michelin Primacy 245/40R19 tires (as compared to 225/50R18 on other V6 fashions), the TLX V6 A-Spec advantages from a retuned electric powered power guidance gadget and damper settings. Models with SH-AWD additionally get a faster guidance ratio for increased response and a stiffer spring charge and rear stabilizer bar for stepped forward body manage.
The TLX V6 A-Spec is available in 5 outdoors shades, such as a trim-special Still Night Blue Pearl, and one in all two particular indoors color schemes, Black with Alcantara™ seat and door inserts or Full Red which features a bold crimson leather-based at some point of. A-Spec fashions have the same characteristic set because the TLX V6 with Technology Package as properly ventilated front seats, wi-fi charging pad and LED ambient light piping discovered within the Advance Package.
Powertrain and Chassis
The 2018 Acura TLX continues to be offered with two superior powertrains: a 2.Four-liter, 206-horsepower i-VTEC inline-four mated to an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower i-VTEC V6 mated to a nine-speed automated transmission, which for 2018 has been retuned for a greater refined experience.
Two-wheel force variants of the 2018 TLX, with both the 2.Four-liter or 3.Five-liter engines, come geared up with Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), with independent left and proper rear-wheel toe perspective manipulate to decorate overall handling precision, low-pace maneuverability and high-speed stability.
Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the maximum state-of-the-art torque-vectoring AWD device in the industry, is available for the primary time on all V6-powered versions (formerly to be had with Technology or Advance Package most effective). SH-AWD elevates the TLX riding enjoy to a brand new stage, improving cornering grip, electricity shipping and all-weather handling and manage through dynamic distribution of engine torque to all 4 wheels and independent manage of torque transport to the left and right rear wheels.
Acura TLX 2.4-liter models can be upgraded with the Technology Package, and 3.Five-liter models may be upgraded with either Technology, A-Spec or Advance Packages.