2022 Acura TLX Type S

Is th Acura TLX Type-S Foreshadowing a New Generation of Acura Performance Cars?

The performance version of the Acura TLX is finally on sale

And it's going to be produced in 2,000 copies

It will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 developed by the NSX team

With 355 horsepower. 354 pound-feet, and 4.5 seconds to 60 mph

The V-6 is aided by a beefed up 10-speed automatic and the Super Handling All-wheel-drive

The Type-S also has a strengthened chassis in order to cope with the turbo-V-6 power

The Type S has adaptive suspension with double wishbones at the front, and four-piston Brembo calipers

The base version comes with 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pireli Centodato P7 rubber

While the "Wheel and Tire" package brings lightweight wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero summer tires

The Type-S scores a bigger grille, larger side vents, and a front lip spoiler

The sportier rear features a decklid spoiler, and a new diffuser with quad exhausts

The already great interior now has a flat-bottom steering wheel, sportier seats, and lots of Type-S logos

The high-quality hand-stitched leather gives an even more luxurious feel

Despite the award-winning infotainment system you still get quick-access buttons for many of the car's functions

The 10.2-inch infotainment screen is very intuitive

And the digital gauge cluster provides comprehensive information

The Type S still has more than enough space four four adults - 42.4 inches front legroom and 34.9 inches rear

It has 13.5 cubic feet cargo capacity and more if you remove the chassis bracing

The TLX Type S is competitively priced at $52,300

Toyota Camry TRD is the budget alternative at $31,040

It has 302 horsepower, 267 pound-feet, and 5.5 secodns to 60 mph, but only front-wheel-drive

The BMW M340i on the other hand

Is quicker, more powerful, but costs slightly more at $54,700

Although not without competition, the Type-S treatment has turned the TLX into a proper performance sedan

This begs the question: was all that research and development just for 2,000 cars?

Or are they simply sampling the market?

There is a possibility that the Type-S production may go beyond the intended 2,000 cars

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