As the successor to the TL, the 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new midsize sports sedan, but it should really be described in a league of its own. With a unique blend of sporty-athleticism wrapped in luxury refinement the TLX can be ready for a romantic date night or a thrill seeking escape. Acura focused on creating a vehicle that will respond “at will to the driver” and whatever your will, the TLX has the stamina to keep up.
Power from Within
Developing new technologies was the only way to meet the goal of sports-sedan performance and luxury refinement. Across the three distinct TLX model offerings the new technologies developed is staggering; two new, high-output direct-injected i-VTEC engines; two advanced new transmissions, including the world’s first automotive Dual Clutch Transmission with torque converter; and the latest iterations of Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), next-generation Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and Agile Handling Assist (AHA).
The Heart – New TLX Powertrains
Crucial to the performance capabilities of the TLX are the two new powertrains. Both utilize direct-injection, -VTEC valvetrains with variable cam phasing, and low-friction technologies. This delivers higher output with more linear and responsive power delivery. But, the power won’t cost you at the pump as the new powertrains also deliver class-leading fuel-economy ratings.
The all-new Dual Clutch Transmission features a torque converter features Sequential SportShift, closely spaced ratior, ultra-quick shifts and automatic rev-matching downshifts. The 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission provides the 2.4-lite TLX with an aggressive, yet refined feel. The torque convertor makes stop-and-go situations completely smooth along with offering off-the-line torque multiplication for improved initial acceleration.
Watch an athlete handle the ball against tough defense. You can easily pick out the experience professional finesse. P-AWS and SH-AWD® may just seem like fancy acronyms, but on the road you can feel the difference that the TLX athlete brings. Two-wheel drive TLX models are equipped with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). This latest iteration was integrated by engineers into the fundamental chassis design to take advantage of left and right rear-wheel toe angle control to enhance overall handling precision, low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability.
The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) on the TLX is a new hydraulically controlled iteration and is 25% lighter than the previous version which greatly reduces friction. SH-AWD® provides a greater torque-vectoring effect across a wider spectrum of driving situations along with greater cornering capability at lower speeds and in tighter-radius corners.
Agile Handling Assist (AHA) enhances the high speed maneuvering capabilities of both the P-AWS and SH-AWD® models. AHA uses the TLX’s Vehicle Stability Assist and a premium 6-piston brake modulator to create a turning force to allow the driver to use smaller steering-wheel inputs to trace a desired line. The AHA stabilizes the vehicle quickly, to allow for more agile and a dynamic performance in everyday driving situations.
A powerhouse of an athlete, the 2015 Acura TLX delivers the power of an all-star that is dressed and ready for the red carpet.
About Acura Santa Barbara
Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2015 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.
Acura Santa Barbara
401 S Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93105