Acura is currently working to deliver Type S treatment to many SUVs and sedans. Interestingly, after confirming the MDX Type S model, there is available information that the 2023 Acura TLX Type S is also on the way. This model from the news will be only made in 2,000 examples.
Moreover, compared to the regular model, you will get a more aggressive front end with the Type S treatment, a larger front grille, better cooling, larger side vents, and a pronounced front splitter. On top of that, the performance car also benefits from the excellent tuned double-wishbone front suspension and adaptive dampers. According to many rumors, it seems that the manufacturer will stick to the proven engine. This model is available with a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-scroll turbo engine producing 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet (480 Nm).
2023 Acura TLX Type S Exterior
The newest 2023 Acura TLX Type-S is a sedan that looks sporty and attractive. You can get this model in two trims. As standard, this model is featuring a recognized front fascia with a stylish diamond grille and 20-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Centudato P7. However, you can still get lightweight dual-spoke wheels in Pirelli P-Zero tires.
On the side, this model largely remains the same, but the rear definitely gives a more sportier look. It’s also noticeable a new decklid spoiler, diffuser, complemented by the new quad exhaust tips.
A couple of changes are available inside compared to the regular model. First of all, the 2023 Acura Type S interior stands out thanks to the stylish dashboard, chunkier and flat-bottom steering wheel, and hand-stitched leather. According to Acura, the new sedan also has slightly more aggressive seats that are 16-way adjustable. The beautiful 10.2-inch infotainment screen is present as well and is much easier to use it. Other than that, everything is the same like on the normal TLX.
The Acura Typo S boasts around 13.5 cubic feet in terms of cargo capacity due to the chassis bracing in the back. However, by removing it, you will get a more usable trunk space.
2023 Acura TLX Type S Powertrain Specs
As we mentioned earlier, the new 2023 Acura TLX Type S will most likely use the same engine as the outgoing model. The 3.0-liter V-6 twin-scroll turbocharged engine is powering this sedan, developing 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet (480 Nm).
This unit is beefed up with an especially-tuned 10-speed automatic that effortlessly handles the power from the turbocharged V-6. Also, Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system (SH-AWD) comes standard, and it delivers excellent stability on any type of terrain. As for the acceleration, this engine is able to achieve a 60 mph (97 km/h) time of 4.5 seconds.
Debut Date, Price
The new 2023 Acura TLX Type-S will probably debut sometime next year, while sales could start soon after. According to some early reports, the entry-level model will have an MSRP of $52,300.
However, if you want the “Wheel and Tire” package, the price will jump to $53,100. Considering all the features that this sedan offers, it is competitively priced.