• May 25, 2009
Rumor on two continents – Germany in Auto Motor und Sport and Japan in Holiday – has it that Acura is developing a sleek four-door to join the lexicologically questionable segment known as "four-door coupes." The various translations equate to a car built on the forthcoming ZDX crossover's architecture, with reports suggesting that the new model will slot in between the TSX and the TL. Longer than the TSX by a few inches, the coupe is expected to also be wider, lower, and have a longer wheelbase than the small sedan.

Although one of the outlets mentioned a V8 and a FR layout, the consensus on a proposed engine is the 3.7-liter V6 paired up with Acura's SH-AWD and Motion Adaptive EPS. When might one expect to see this latter-day CL, if such a thing really does exist? Next year's Detroit Auto Show, with U.S. sales perhaps at the end of 2010. Hat tip to Nick!

[Source: Temple of VTEC]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      this feels like a g37
        • 5 Years Ago
        "this feels like a g37"

        No.... this looks like G35.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes a G37 fighter would be nice. Must be RWD or AWD. I would conisder waiting for this.
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      It will be ugly like he rest of the Acura lineup, it wont be the fastest or that fast by any means sooo.....meh
      • 5 Years Ago
      Once upon a time, I was enthralled with Honda. Then, we moved into the '90s, and are now left with a fine engineering company having a pitiful lack of vision. This is NOT a coupe, and neither Honda - nor VW nor MB - own the definition of the term. If, being from Honda, this thing can't have RWD, at least give it a proper two doors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like a car...
      • 5 Years Ago
      One can only hope this will have the styling the new TL ought to have had. Allie it to the already good 3.7L and the new 6-speed auto with SH-AWD, and you might have an interesting player in the field, especially price wise.

      I'm in the market for a decent-sized sedan with AWD. Make me happy Honda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed.

      It sounds like a good idea, but unless they open 180 degrees, all that those rear suicide doors do is trap people between two cars in parking stalls.

      If this is longitudinal layout with SH-RWD or SH-AWD, and offers a stick shift option, and doesn't LOOK as bad as current acuras do...

      I could be game... the rendering doesn't look too bad.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That was supposed to be a response to the first comment.

        And the RX8 suffers the same way extended cab trucks do, as I said, trapping people between two cars, and two open doors. Usually with arms full of groceries, or other sundries.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks cool reminds me a bit of the the G37!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      3.7L V6? The norm used to be 1.8L fours and 3.0L sixes, but now everything is getting fatter including the engines. 2.5L fours and 3.7L sixes is becoming the new norm, at a time when we should be getting smaller not larger.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The norm also used to be 2,800 lb cars that didn't need to pass 40 mph brick wall tests.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Keep it looking like the rendering, slot is between the TSX and TL (price-wise) and keep that hideous new crApura beak/bottle-opener grille 500,000 miles away from this and you'll have an absolute winner.

      Oh yes Honda, and please try to make a dash that does not look like an abortion of cheap plastic, huge fonts, a billion buttons, and 10 year old design themes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Once again, Acura is way off base. Like many other people, I think genuine 2 door coupes and 3 door hatches have nicer proportions than their 4 door sedan and wagon counterparts. If these manufacturers recognize the desire and market for genuine 2 door vehicles, why not just make 2 door vehicles instead of these 4 door wanna be's? I had an Acura Integra 3 door hatch for eight years and it was a wonderful vehicle with great utility. Those who wanted more of a family vehicle could opt for the 4 door Integra.

      I really have a difficult time understanding why manufacturers can't go back to a time when they provided customers with a choice of a 2 door or a 4 door in nearly every model. It may cost slightly more to tool up for both, but as long as you are making a profit and giving customers what they desire, why send them to another make?

      Acura is turning into a second Lexus, as they are becoming boring with bloated 4 door sedans and SUVs only. I so miss the smaller lean vehicles such as the Integras, RSXs, and CLs. Quit assuming that every vehicle is to be used for hauling a family of 4 around.

      • 5 Years Ago
      fr layout? . . . probably
      v8? . . . unlikely, but there is still hope
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe it's the rendering style, but all these magazine drawings look like they were done in the '90s. If Honda makes an Acura coupe, you can be fairly certain it won't look like this.
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