The Acura TLX A-Spec and Acura TLX Type S represent the high-performance sections of cars manufactured by Acura. Acura used the R-brand type for its distribution of high-performance cars from 1992 to 2001 when they manufactured the Acura NSX and the Acura Integra. The first vehicle offered as an Acura TLX Type S variant was the Acura TL 2002, and the first vehicle offered as an A-Spec variant was the Acura TL 2003. The Acura TL Type-S model was launched in 2002. It had a 3.2 L SOHC VTEC J series V6 and has 35 kW (26 kW) on the base model for a total of 260 hp (194 kW). Other improvements include 17-inch wheels (430 mm), stronger seats and suspension.
In 2002, the Acura CL Type-S was offered, as a 2003 model, with a 6-speed narrow-gauge manual transmission with a helical limited slip differential. It used the same TL Type power plant 2002-2003. The 6-speed CL has some minor interior features of automatic extraction, such as a center console. In addition, the heated seats had only one heat setting. USA UU And TCS were also not found in the 6-speed car, and as such, a 3-channel ABS unit was used.
The Acura RSX has a K20A2 of 200 kW (150 kW) or K20Z1 of 210 HP (160 kW) in 2005-2006 and a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is not offered in Type-S. The Acura Type-S included additional features such as the tuned sports suspension, gun-painted wheels, 11.8 “vented front brakes, larger swing bars, and a Bose 7 speaker system.
Acura TLX Type S Design
External differences include four-way outlet pipes, coiled taillights, and front axle, lip spoiler, wider side struts, Brembo brakes, 10-spoke silver wheels, a black chrome grille, instead of the gloss grille standard, and the exclusive S-Type badge, as well as a new and exclusive color option, Blue Kinetic Pearl.
The interior features an S-type steering wheel and headrest, more reinforced front seats, two-colored seats, metal bike pedals, carbon fiber upholstery, and red lighting. The navigation with a touch screen is standard and the suspension is strengthened. The only options are the aforementioned transmission and the high-performance summer tires instead of the standard season tires.
Acura TLX Type S Features
Additional features include the Vehicle Stability Assistant, the 350-watt 7-speaker system, the voice command navigation system, the digital sound card reader with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the S-type swing, the rear spoiler and the instrument panel illuminated in red. and the pits of the feet. The “sport-tuned” suspension added stronger springs, stiffer cushioning and thicker stabilizing rods compared to the normal CSX, and leans on season 215 / 45R17 tires and 17-inch Acura TLX Type S alloy wheels. At the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, Acura announced that it will revive the Model S performance models for 2020.
Acura TLX Type S Engine
The TL Type-S has launched again for model years 2007 to 2008. The new TL Type-S tuned the 3.5-liter V6 from Acura RL to 286 horsepower (213 kW), either with a 5-speed automatic with F1 type paddles or a 6-speed manual gearbox. The manual transmission includes a limited stroke differential. The exclusive Canadian CSX Type-S came out as a 2007 model and was the last Model-S model that stopped in 2011. It had a 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, 197 horsepower (147 kW), an increase of 42 hp ( 31 kW) on the base CSX motor.