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nismo
post Feb 27 2008, 07:49 AM
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TL 3.2l


TL Type S






Engine(s) 3.2L 258 hp (192 kW) V6
3.5L 286 hp (213 kW) V6 (Type-S only)
Transmission(s) 5-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 107.9 in (2741 mm)
Length 189.3 in (4808 mm)
Type-S: 189.8 in (4821 mm)
Width 72.2 in (1834 mm)
Height 56.7 in (1440 mm)

Courtesy of Edmunds:
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The current Acura TL receives a midlife freshening, but the big news is that the TL Type-S returns to the lineup after a three-year hiatus. Equipped with a 286-hp 3.5-liter V6, the Type-S also features a sport-tuned suspension, Brembo high-performance brakes and unique styling elements that include quad tailpipes. A six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with automanual shift paddles are no-cost options. The upgraded touchscreen and voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic reporting is standard equipment on the Type-S, as is the rest of the TL's lengthy features list.

The regular TL receives minor styling tweaks and interior changes, including a sporty new three-spoke steering wheel. The updated navigation system is the only option, while the five-speed automatic becomes the only available transmission. The 258-hp 3.2-liter V6 remains unchanged.

Both versions of the TL come with an attractive, well-built interior designed with a more sporting intent in mind. Aluminum inlays, bright blue electroluminescent gauges and aggressively bolstered seats should appeal to enthusiasts, but may put off those looking for a more classic luxury look. Ergonomics are excellent, with redundant stereo controls on the radio faceplate, steering wheel, and optional touchscreen and voice commands. High-tech standard features also include Bluetooth phone connectivity, programmable driver memory functions and an excellent surround-sound stereo with six-CD/DVD audio changer and satellite radio.

In road tests we've always been impressed with the Acura TL's performance and handling abilities, but ultimately find that its front-wheel-drive setup can't compete with rear-drive models like the Infiniti G35, Lexus IS 350 or BMW 335i. The Type-S ups the ante somewhat, boosting power without noticeable understeer. However, until Acura offers its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system on the TL or even switches to rear-wheel drive (unlikely), the TL will remain a few steps behind its top competitors. For a majority of shoppers, though, the TL will provide a good mix of fun, comfort and convenience at a reasonable price.
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- nismo   Acura TL (2007 Refresh)   Feb 27 2008, 07:49 AM
- - Synesthesia   Rarely do I think this way, but here goes anyway. ...   Feb 27 2008, 08:07 AM
- - Razor   Barely cool, only cool because of the Type-S.   Feb 27 2008, 08:27 AM
- - moethepaki   Uncool. The drive on the non-Type-S versions is pr...   Feb 27 2008, 12:21 PM
- - clarkma5   Since there was already an Acura TL poll, I clarif...   Feb 27 2008, 01:32 PM
- - Razor   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 27 2008, 04:32 PM) t...   Feb 27 2008, 01:35 PM
- - clarkma5   Nose-heavy front driver that everyone's going ...   Feb 27 2008, 01:58 PM
- - Razor   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 27 2008, 04:58 PM) N...   Feb 27 2008, 02:28 PM
- - clarkma5   Wow you didn't know that? Vote changed.   Feb 27 2008, 03:02 PM
- - mung35   We have one. Great car to take to work in commute ...   Feb 27 2008, 03:18 PM
- - Razor   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Feb 27 2008, 06:02 PM) W...   Feb 27 2008, 03:54 PM
|- - mung35   QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 27 2008, 03:54 PM) Nope...   Feb 27 2008, 06:06 PM
- - Razor   QUOTE(mung35 @ Feb 27 2008, 09:06 PM) The...   Feb 27 2008, 07:35 PM
- - Frederf   Uncool. It's just so blah and uninteresting. T...   Feb 27 2008, 08:22 PM
- - maxima302   I really like the TL. True that its FWD is the mai...   Feb 27 2008, 09:30 PM
- - moethepaki   QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 28 2008, 03:54 AM) Nope...   Feb 28 2008, 03:31 AM
- - Synesthesia   QUOTE(Razor @ Feb 27 2008, 10:35 PM) I th...   Feb 28 2008, 06:26 PM
- - maxima302   QUOTE(moethepaki @ Feb 28 2008, 03:31 AM)...   Feb 29 2008, 07:26 PM
- - Synesthesia   ^So either the Altima is a company car or you...   Feb 29 2008, 07:47 PM
- - moethepaki   He's got the Merc as well, I don't think t...   Mar 1 2008, 01:44 AM
- - maxima302   QUOTE(Synesthesia @ Feb 29 2008, 07:47 PM...   Mar 1 2008, 02:51 AM
- - moethepaki   ^ That's a pretty sweet Merc, you should post ...   Mar 1 2008, 05:07 AM


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