Wednesday, August 13, 2008

2009 Acura TL

3 months ago the new Acura TL was caught in camo on road testing. Today we have a first official photos of the all-new 2009 TL Sedan.

The new Acura TL is larger than the outgoing model as it rides on a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase and is longer and wider thus promising to offer improved interior space. The 2009 Acura TL will be offered with a choice of two powertrains.

The entry-level 2009 TL is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which producing 280 HP and 254 lb-ft of torque. According to Acura, the FWD TL has projected EPA fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

The top-notch TL SH-AWD is equipped with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system while power comes from a beefier 3.7-liter V6 engine delivering 305 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque. Projected EPA fuel economy ratings for the TL SH-AWD are 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Like the basic FWD version, the TL SH-AWD gets a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic featuring steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.