2021 Acura TLX Type S on Pace to Produce Proper Power

Acura casually dropped a key bit of information about the all-new 2021 TLX Type S recently: The new turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 is “expected to produce 355 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque.” We’d been wondering if the Type S would have the performance to back up its sports sedan looks — and while we don’t have 0-60 times or lap times to use as performance benchmarks, those figures put the Type S in the same range as other luxury and premium sports sedans like the Audi S4, BMW M340 and Genesis G70 3.3T.

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Acura “buried the lede,” as we say in our business, when it announced its three race entrants in the upcoming Aug. 30, 2020, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb — two 2021 TLX sedans and a NSX supercar — and shared that a prototype 2021 TLX Type S would be the pace car for the event.

The Type S prototype pace car will also feature optional lightweight wheels that will be available on the production car. 

The regular TLX, powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, goes on sale in the fall, and the Type S will follow in the spring.

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