Just a handful of weeks ago, we gave you an in-depth look at the 2021 Acura TLX and Honda's return to the Type S nameplate. Sleek and sporty lines, a luxurious interior and the promise of increased performance had everyone taking a guess at what the new sedan's power output would be.
It's not uncommon for an automaker to tease the look and feel of a vehicle yet hold back on the final power numbers. Whether it be last-minute changes and testing or just an attempt to build suspense, we've seen it time and time again. This morning, however, Acura followed up their late May release with the TLX Type S official power numbers and it's far more promising than what the naysayers would leave you to believe.
2007 turbo TL reminds you that Acura touted the Type S badge previously
Schmuckbuilt turbocharged TL Type S
The 4-door's 3.0L V-6 is boosted by a twin-scroll turbo setup, and according to Acura's PR, will produce 355hp with 354 lb-ft of tq. A significant number, especially when you consider some of its direct competition, which includes the likes of Audi's S4 and its 349hp, BMW's M340i and its 382hp and you can't forget about Infiniti's Q50 Red Sport 400, along with others.
As mentioned in our previous Type S article, a manual option is sadly not available, and that 350-plius hp will be supported by a 10-speed automatic and Acura's SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive).
A Few Months Ago We Broke the News on the TLX Type S
TLX Type S uncovered
The sport sedan class has always played a tricky game of horsepower wars and Acura has typically relied on refinement, rather than brute force, but finally, the Type S pushes the TLX into a more tactical stance in the burgeoning segment.