Toronto, Ontario – Acura has announced the all-new, fourth-generation 2009 TL, which will be available in two models, with a choice of two engines and the TL’s first-ever application of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), has an MSRP starting at $39,990 for the front-wheel drive model and $44,490 for the all-wheel drive.
The new TL is larger, with optimized suspension, more powerful powertrain and new Sequential SportShift transmission. The standard engine is a 3.5-litre V6 with 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque in the front-wheel drive model; this new and more powerful engine returns fuel economy ratings of 11.6 L/100 km in the city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway.
The TL SH-AWD uses an all-new 3.7-litre V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, with ratings of 12.3 in the city and 8.1 on the highway.
The SH-AWD system distributes more torque to the outside rear wheel during spirited cornering to create a “yaw moment” to help the vehicle turn in more quickly and precisely, while also continuously apportioning drivetrain torque front to rear, and left to right.
Prices for the new models are $39,990 for the TL; $43,490 for TL Technology Package; $44,490 for the TL SH-AWD; and $47,990 for the TL SH-AWD Technology Package.