Friday, December 4, 2009
2007 Acura TL Type-S & TL Revealed
Although the upgraded 2007 Acura TL and the brand-new TL Type-S models were programmed to be unveiled in September, a leak in the Boston Globe newspaper last week seems to have speeded things up as Autoweek now came out with the rest of the pictures. via: Autoweek
2007 Acura TL Type-S: After a three year absence, Acura will once again have a Type-S version of it's TL sedan in the menu. The Type-S gets an upgraded 3.5 V6 engine with 286 horsepower and 256 lb.ft. of torque, mated to new 5speed automatic with paddle shifters, or a close-ratio 6speed manual transmission.
The top-notch TL version's looks are quite subtle. The bodykit includes rear deck spoiler, lower side skirts, slightly different rear bumper, new alloys, all red rear light clusters and quad exhaust outlets. In the interior the Type-S differences itself from the basic TL thanks to its new 3spoke steering wheel, gauges with red ambient lighting etc.
2007 Acura TL: The basic version gets a subtle upgrade for 2007 which includes: new front fascia with a larger grille, slightly redesigned bumpers and light clusters, new 5 spoke alloys, new gauges and steering wheel. No change under the hood as the basic TL is still equipped with the 3.2 liter VTEC V6 that produces 258 hp at 6200 rpm and 233 lb.ft. of torque at 5000 rpm.