The 2016 Acura RLX is a full-size luxury sedan manufactured by Honda and Acura sold under their division, released in 2013 for model year 2014. The 2016 Acura RLX offers two versions, a basic model FWD equipped with Precision All-Wheel Steer Acura (P-AWS) management system with four-wheel drive and a hybrid variant coming with SH-AWD that will serve the flagship Acura.
A Car and Driver Blog October 2009 quoted a dinner with Acura executives acknowledged that the introduction of the new, larger, and in some forms, more powerful, fourth generation Acura TL has made it difficult to market the RL then in effect. On April 4, 2012, Acura RLX Concept unveiled, a replacement for the RL sedan at the New York International Auto Show 2012. The Acura RLX was unveiled at Los Angeles in 2012 and went on sale on March 15, 2013. The production RL ended at the Saitama plant June 16, 2012, to begin passing the factory to the RLX.
2016 Acura RLX Interior
For 2016 Acura RLX, 12 standard front seats are heated, the rear seat room significantly improved. Rear legroom is similar to the full-size flagship sedan. An 8-inches screen with a 7-inches touch screen is also standard. The Krell audio system 14 speakers option flagship replaces the Bose system used on the previous Acura RL model. A 14-speaker mid-level ELS Premium Studio using Panasonic component system is also optional. The basic system uses 10 ELS premium speakers. Hybrid models include electronic transmission gear selector, HUD, using acoustic glass for the doors and windshield, and navigation is standard. The 14-speaker ELS Studio Premium system is standard and optional Krell system.
2016 Acura RLX Exterior
The Jewel-Eye LED lights each use five different sources LED with 10 polished lenses. The headlights swivel by corners more with fog lights are not available either. The front fenders and panels exterior doors are aluminum, the use of aluminum in the Acura RLX recorded a total of 79.1 pounds over steel components. The hybrid comes standard with LED fog lights.
2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
The 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid made its debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show 2013. Total Vehicle Weight is up to 357 pounds, with a weight distribution (front: rear) improved from 61:39 in non-hybrids 57:43 in the hybrid models. It is offered as Honda Legend in Japan.
2016 Acura RLX Powertrain
Direct injection 3.5-liter Earth “Dreams” V6 VTEC help and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) coupled along six-speed auto transmission, EPA rated fuel economy of 20/31/24 mpg (city / highway / combined) and the maximum output is 310 hp. The fuel economy VCM system operates in six or three cylinder configurations, the latest model uses more sophisticated engine mounts that bypasses the need for a four-cylinder mode which would result in a lower NVH.
Acura RLX Hybrid models have the capacity and VCM, with a start-stop system added to further boost fuel economy. The hybrid also uses a dual clutch transmission to 7 reports using an integrated approach 35 kW (47 hp) electric motor, each rear wheel is powered by a 27 kilowatts (36 hp) electric motor. This configuration gives the hybrid a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system with purely electric rear wheels.
A 1.3 kWh £ 66 lithium-ion battery cell 72 is placed behind the rear seat. Total output power is considered 377 hp and 377 pounds-feet of torque. EPA estimated fuel economy is improved at 28/32/30 mpg. He receives a rating of CARB LEV III SULEV30 emissions from the non-ranking hbrids ULEV-2.
Chassis : The front subframe is aluminum. Front suspension uses a double wishbone arrangement, while the rear is a multi-link with a precision Steer system All wheel (P-AWS). ZF Sachs (ZF) provides shock absorbers, 18-inch wheels are standard, 19-inches wheels with noise reduction feature of the harmonic construction are optional, a function similar to that used in the previous face-lifted 2011 Acura RL. Suspension tuning is facing sporty comfort.
2016 Acura RLX Safety
All models come standard with a warning system collison before and lane departure warning. An automatic pre-crash braking system with pre-tensioners before electronic safety belt is available, as are a way keeping system and 2016 Acura RLX adaptive cruise control to help.