2012 Acura TL Concept

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Making his debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, the newly refined Acura TL delivers fresh look, updated technology and improved performance. More apparent are the vision changes that include a new front and rear style, but also present a new sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and fuel economy, a revised interior and a series of technology upgrades. “The 2012 Acura TL is refined, but aggressive,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of sales for Acura. “Already known for its excellent performance, the TL has a sophisticated look new improved and a new 6-speed automatic transmission that will take performance to the next level.”
The refined look of the new TL 2012 includes a redesigned front bumper, with improved aerodynamics, a revised grille, updated headlights and turn signals, a new fog lamp design and a lower front overhang. At the rear, a new rear bumper incorporates an aperture plate repositioned significantly lower license and rear reflectors, as updated taillights and a rear edge of trunk thin finish add a sophisticated new look.
To increase performance, a new sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission is applied in all models Acura TL with automatic transmission. In addition to incorporating engineering improvements aimed at improving efficiency, a characteristic spirit of the sport of double kick-down command allows the driver of a double downshift – such as from fifth to third gear. The Drive-by-Wire ™ throttle system also creates a “blip” the throttle to help it reach speeds of gear while downshifting.
In addition, teams with a new transmission torque converter clutch multi-which not only reduces heat buildup during operation, but also allows for blocking the activation of a much wider range of driving conditions – which helps to generate better fuel economy. As a result, city / highway fuel economy is 20/29 mpg now – an increase of 3 mpg in highway driving on the TL 2011. To improve operational efficiency, the standard Acura TL 3.5L V-6 engine gets a series of friction reduction technologies, while an air inlet system of journal offers more fresh air for both 3.5L and 3.7L.
For 2012, two distinct versions of luxury performance sedan Acura remain: a power of 280, front-wheel-drive TL with a powerful 305 hp Acura TL Acura paired with exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive ™ (SH-AWD ™ ). The performance model 6MT spirit will continue to be offered in the 2012 lineup Acura TL SH-AWD, helping to broaden the appeal of the Acura TL sedan among buyers of luxury performance.
Both models TL and TL SH-AWD ™ technology offer a package available that includes the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition ™, Real-Time Traffic with traffic rerouting AcuraLink ™ and Real-Time Weather AcuraLink ™ and Acura / ELS Surround ® 410-watt Premium Audio System. For 2012, the hard disk drive (HDD) increases the navigation system based on the size of 60 gigabytes, the map coverage is more expensive, the speed of USB connection is faster, and full VGA display is brighter, with colors even richer. Also available is a new Advance package that incorporates all new ventilated front seats, along with a new blind spot information system (BSI), which alerts the driver of other vehicles that are in close proximity.

Standard on the 2012 Acura TL’s new 17×8-inch aluminum wheels with 7-spoke P245/50R17 all season tires for performance throughout the year confident. The Acura TL SH-AWD ® comes with a new 18×8-inch aluminum wheels P245/45R18 tires with 5 spoke low profile for a more agile. Finally, when equipped with the advanced package available, the Acura TL comes with 18×8-inch five-spoke wheels, while TL SH-AWD ™ is equipped with split 19×8-inch aluminum wheels with five spokes new spirit P245/40R19 performance All-season tires.
With each new Acura TL new 2012 is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50, 000 warranty for car-to-stop-mile limited and 6-year/70, 000 mile powertrain limited warranty. Additional benefits include Acura Total Luxury Property Care ® (TLC ®) that provides roadside assistance, 24 hour concierge service and trip routing.