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Performance-Spec Acura TLX Type S Arrives With A V-6 And A $52,000 Price Tag

The 2021 Acura TLX is the first one to receive the Type S treatment in a while

Acura is bringing out their latest Acura TLX midsize sedan and for the first time in a while, it can be had in the Type S trim. If you are familiar with what Honda and Acura are doing, you’ll know that Type S is the sportiest trim before the coveted Type R. The Acura TLX will begin arriving next month, with a starting price of $52,300.

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Two well-equipped variations of the Type S will be available. The entry-level Type S gives you 20-inch multi-spoke wheels with Pirelli Cintudato P7 all-season tires. The second variant adds Performance Wheel and Tire Package, which brings the price up to $53,100. For that, you get NSX-inspired split five-spoke wheels, which are also lighter and reduce unsprung weight by over 21 pounds (9.5 kg). In Terms of rubber, you get 255-series Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

You’ll be happy to know that the Acura TLX Type S engine is developed by the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers. The same team that developed the NSX twin-turbo V-6 engine developed this 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6, producing 355 horsepower. The unit works together with a specially-tuned 10-speed automatic and the company’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

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Performance is further enhanced by a double-wishbone front suspension, adaptive dampers, and the NSX-derived electro-servo braking system, utilizing Brembo four-piston brake calipers with signature red calipers.

Acura has always been the more performance-oriented of the bunch and the new Type S will embody that philosophy, while still offering a comfortable luxury experience. The TLX Type S offers 16-way adjustable front seats, wrapped in supple Milano leather with Ultrasuede inserts. Among the numerous features are the 17-speaker premium audio system and the 10.2-inch infotainment screen, operated through Acura’s “True Touch Interface”.

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Standard safety and driver-assistive equipment include the "AcuraWatc" suite of safety and driver-assisting technologies, as well as the world’s first front passenger airbag designed to reduce head rotation in a collision.

For more information on how you can spec your own Acura TLX Type S visit Acura’s website.

Model / Trim MSRP2 MSRP with Destination3 EPA Mileage Rating4 City/Hwy/Combined
2021 TLX Type S $52,300 $53,325 19 / 25 / 21
2021 TLX Type S with High Performance Wheel & Tire Package $53,100 $54,125 19 / 24 / 21
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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The all-new 2021 Acura TLX Type S, the first in a new generation of Type S performance variants, will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide next month with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $52,3001. Beginning today, prospective Type S buyers can learn more about the 2021 TLX Type S by visiting Acura.com/Type-S, build and price their desired configuration, and contact a local dealer to reserve their spot in line.

The 2021 TLX Type S is available in two well equipped variations. Starting at $52,300, the TLX Type S features 20-inch multi-spoke wheels with Pirelli Cinturato P7 all-Season tires. Buyers seeking even more performance can opt for the TLX Type S with High Performance Wheel and Tire Package for $53,100, which brings NSX-inspired split 5-spoke wheels, reducing unsprung mass by more than 21 lbs., and 255-series Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

TLX Type S strengthens the fundamentals of Precision Crafted Performance with significant enhancements to all elements of the driving experience and a distinctive visual character inside and out. With performance validated on track, Type S models cater to spirited driving enthusiasts and the well-equipped TLX Type S features an impressive list of standard high-performance hardware.

The all-new 355-horsespower1, 3.0-liter Type S Turbo V6 engine was developed by some of the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers, including team members who developed the bespoke twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit that powers NSX. A specially-tuned 10-speed automatic transmission also is standard, along with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) with true torque vectoring. The TLX Type S sport-tuned chassis features a double-wishbone front suspension, Adaptive Dampers, NSX-derived electro-servo braking system and Brembo™ 4-piston front calipers with larger front rotors and matching red calipers at the rear.

Acura engineers created the TLX Type S as an emotional and exciting premium performance sedan without sacrificing the everyday usability and comfort of the critically acclaimed second-generation TLX. The 2021 TLX Type S also comes with 16-way driver and front passenger sport seats with power adjustable bolsters, supple Milano leather with Ultrasuede® inserts, Type S embossing on the headrests, an ELS STUDIO 3D® 17-speaker premium audio system and a 10.2-inch audio and information display operated with Acura’s award-winning True Touch Interface™.

Standard safety and driver assistive equipment includes the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, and the world’s first front passenger airbag designed to reduce head rotation in a collision.

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