Acura left us with one key question when the debuted earlier this year: How much horsepower are we talking? The answer is 355 horsepower, friends.
The Japanese luxury brand said Thursday the sport sedan's new turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine makes 355 hp and 354 pound-feet of torque, based on internal estimates. The figures could change for production, but they'll likely be close. For some comparison, that's 65 hp more than the outgoing TLX's V6.
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Acura dished out the anticipated news alongside word it plans ato race the 2021 TLX. While the race cars will feature modified versions of the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, the TLX Type S pace car will boast the big V6. The brand underscored the Type S is still a "prototype," so again, things may change for the final car that'll ship to dealers next spring.
With the power figure out in the wild, we're starting to get a much better sense of the TLX Type S' overall performance package. Power will flow through a 10-speed automatic transmission and then to Acura's Super-Handling AWD system. The 355 hp figure seems like a sweet spot on paper, and combined with all-wheel drive, it's shaping up to be a darling sports sedan, at least on paper.
We won't know how it drives for a while longer, though. While the regular 2021 Acura TLX will hit dealers this fall with the turbo-four engine, thewill wait until next spring, as mentioned. Those who pick up a standard TLX won't receive a slouch of an engine, though. The 2.0-liter engine makes 275 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Frankly, we're excited to drive both.