Specs for the 2015 Acura TLX have supposedly leaked ahead of tomorrow’s press conference at the New York International Auto Show. A member of the TLX Forums that claims to have attended at dealer training session in Texas has posted details purportedly revealed at that event.
According to the posting, two engines will be offered. The base mill is a 2.4-liter inline-four capable of 206hp and 182 lb-ft of torque and backed by an 8-speed automatic transmission that will improve fuel economy by 2 mpg city and 4 mpg highway.
The second engine choice will be Acura’s stalwart 3.5-liter V6 putting out 290hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. A new 9-speed transmission with automatic shifting 25 percent faster and paddle shifting five times faster than that of the outgoing Acura TL will help the car reach 0-60mph 0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor. The new 9-speed also helps the front-wheel-drive models get a modest 1 mpg improvement in city driving while all-wheel-drive models receive a 3 mpg bump. Both drivetrains will see a 5 mpg boost during highway driving.
Though it has roughly the same wheelbase as TL, its overhangs are four inches shorter. Acura achieved a weight savings of about 150 lbs for the FWD model. New standard features include auto start-stop, an electronic parking brake and Siri Eyes Free. Acura hopes to move about 45,000 units per year.
We’ll know tomorrow whether these specs prove correct.
Photo by Mark Elias.