Acura has announced that the 2014 New York Auto Show will see the arrival of the production TLX – the sedan that will replace both the TL and TSX in the company's lineup. The TLX was already previewed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show as a near-production concept model, meaning we already have a very solid idea of what the 2015 model will look like.

What we didn't know, was that Acura has finally gotten on board with some advanced powertrains, rather than just plucking stuff from the Honda parts bin. Okay, that's kind of a lie. We've seen both of the TLX's engines in previous Honda products - a 2.4-liter, VTEC four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter VTEC V6 from the Civic Si and Accord, respectively – but the transmissions will be totally new.

First, an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic will be paired with the base four-pot. The V6, meanwhile, will get a nine-speed automatic. Unfortunately, there's no mention of a manual gearbox. Acura's Precision All-Wheel Steer will be standard on the front-drive variants for both engines, while the 3.5-liter V6 will also be available with the brand's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

While we'll likely have to wait until April 16 for all the details on the TLX to arrive, we'll admit that it sounds like Acura is screwing together a competent sedan, based on the powertrains alone. We'll have much more on the TLX and all the other vehicles debuting in New York, as we get closer to the show. Until then, scroll down for the full press release from Acura.
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2015 Acura TLX to Debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show
TLX to deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with thrilling performance

The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic-handling technologies.

The 2015 TLX will offer two advanced new powertrains – a 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to an all-new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter 24-valve direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission.

Two-wheel-drive models, available with either the 2.4- or 3.5-liter powerplants, will utilize the next-generation of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) technology with independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control. The TLX SH-AWD™, available exclusively with the 3.5-liter powerplant, will employ a next-generation Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ system that is 25-percent lighter and incorporates new torque-vectoring control logic.

The TLX was designed to deliver vault-like quietness in all driving conditions, with major improvements in noise reduction through enhancements to body stiffness, body sealing and sound insulation, and the application of electronic Active Noise Control. The TLX will be available with Acura's most advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).

The Acura press conference is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. (EST) on April 16, 2014 inside the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The conference can also be viewed live on www.youtube.com/acura. For members of the media, press materials and photography will be posted at www.acuranews.com immediately following the press conference.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 275 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

For More Information
Consumer information about Acura is available at acura.com. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including detailed features, pricing and high-resolution photography of the Acura model line is available at acuranews.com.


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      icemilkcoffee
      • 9 Months Ago
      The high performance DCT transmission is only available with the low performance 4 cyl engine. Go figure.
      Jonas
      • 9 Months Ago
      I am going to call massive Trolling BS on many of the comments that came before mine. No one is passionate about an Acura (other than an old NSX) clearly. Honda needs to pay their intern internet marketing staff better, along with terminating their design team.
        Vinuuz
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Jonas
        You mean also fire Aaronm_mt?
        Mr. West
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Jonas
        Did you really just start off your actual Trolling BS against Acura by talking about someone else you think is trolling?
      cameron
      • 9 Months Ago
      Man the Honda/Acura haters are out in full force. Any positive comment to this car has only down votes. Acura has done it's work adding new, modern transmissions and technology to make a better car. Will it be successful? No one knows yet. From all the specs, it should compete nicely with it's fellow Japanese and German rivals. Time will tell.
        Patrick
        • 9 Months Ago
        @cameron
        Ha, look at all the down votes. Are these people paid shills or something? I've never seen such a devoted following of haters of a car company.
      Karfreek
      • 9 Months Ago
      Is it too much to ask for Fog Lights on this? And not $600 dealer installed ones.
      miketim1
      • 9 Months Ago
      What kind of cars does this compete against
      NightFlight
      • 9 Months Ago
      I really hope that the TLX fails, just like all of the other colossal flops that Acura has put out over the past few years. ILX, RLX, RL, ZDX, and first gen RDX all have been huge failures. If this fails, maybe then Acura will decide to be a true competitor in the segment and offer a RWD platform with engines that aren't laughed at by competitors.
        • 9 Months Ago
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          NightFlight
          • 9 Months Ago
          Yes, yes because according to you, anyone who dislikes Honda must work for Hyundai or Kia.
          carguy1701
          • 9 Months Ago
          Or GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, et. al.
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        over9000
        • 9 Months Ago
        @NightFlight
        That's not what you said when the concept was first unveiled, admit it.
      Avinash Machado
      • 9 Months Ago
      Once again Aaron hijacks the commenting system.
      Billy Lthr
      • 9 Months Ago
      Honda did a great job on this car! Looks great from every angle ! I can even deal with that grill!
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        NightFlight
        • 9 Months Ago
        You think that everyone who disagrees with you is one of us, it is actually pretty funny. The reason why you don't like yonomo is because he has actually taken the time and put together a list of proof showing that you use multiple accounts. Remember the time when you responded to yourself, but forgot to log out of the original account? Yeah, I remember that one pretty well.
          NightFlight
          • 9 Months Ago
          @NightFlight
          @ Aaronm_mt I've called Hyundai and Kia out on multiple occasions for doing stupid things. Do you just chose to ignore those to support your "theory"?
          NightFlight
          • 9 Months Ago
          @NightFlight
          @ Aaronm_mt http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/17/hyundai-admits-sonata-mpg-error/ Come on man, this is getting embarrassing for you.
          NightFlight
          • 9 Months Ago
          @NightFlight
          @ Aaronm_mt Pretty sure I commented there, but if I need to repeat it, it is ridiculous that Hyundai continues to have stupid "miscalculations" about their FE figures. Do you feel better now?
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      Jacari
      • 9 Months Ago
      I actually like the way this car looks. A lot. Hopefully it will look even better in person. I take no joy in seeing automakers fail, especially ones as competent as Honda. This car is headed in the right direction styling-wise. I hope it drives well, too. Not every vehicle sold needs to be RWD V8 6-speed manual.
        Karfreek
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Jacari
        The design is not offensive, but it is not earth shatering, either.
      Goahead
      • 9 Months Ago
      Meh, not a dramatic change from current gen. Less sharper styling, but love the LEDs! I will stick with my G37 Sport 6spd.
      KR
      • 9 Months Ago
      this car is dull looking, even the new proton perdana (rebadged version of previous gen honda accord) looks better than thiis POS http://paultan.org/2013/12/11/new-proton-perdana-accord/
        Tom Eisenmenger
        • 9 Months Ago
        @KR
        You're kidding, right? That Proton looks like a rebadged '08 Accord... The new TLX looks great in comparison.
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