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502014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the V8 alternative we've been waiting for [w/video]

If there's one issue we have with the Acura RLX, it's that it's not a particularly exciting car. It's a solid luxury sedan, but its standard V6 engine - complete with 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque - is lacking when you can snap up a BMW 5 Series with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD should address this complaint.

972014 Acura RLX gets trick hybrid all-wheel drive system for LA [w/video]

Acura has endured a year of mixed reviews and middling sales for its new RLX flagship. Meanwhile, the Japanese automaker has been readying what may be the very best version of the car for its debut. Now the wait is almost over, as Acura will show its 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at this year's LA Auto Show.

105Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD set for LA debut

Acura has announced that it will be showing the production version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. You'll recall that the standard 3.5-liter V6-powered RLX has been on sale for some time, and that our review of Acura's flagship sedan was mixed. On paper, at least, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD should fare better.

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