NEW FOR 2010:

– New available six-speed manual transmission
– Exterior colour: Polished Metal Metallic discontinued
– Interior colour: Taupe interior discontinued with Royal Blue Pearl, Basque Red Pearl and Borealis Blue Pearl

Completely redesigned for 2009, the Acura TL adds a six-speed manual transmission for 2010, available on the new TL SH-AWD Technology Package. It is the first time Acura has offered its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) with a manual gearbox.

The TL uses a 3.5-litre V6 in the front-wheel version, and a 3.7-litre in the all-wheel; both use a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and paddle shifters, along with the six-speed manual available with the Technology Package.

Features on the TL include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, tire pressure monitoring system, fog lamps, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and tip-down in reverse, Xenon headlamps, power sunroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, exterior temperature display, garage door opener, LED footwell lighting, programmable LED interior lighting, power windows with front auto up/down, speed-sensing variable intermittent wipers, tilt and telescopic steering wheel with integrated audio controls, six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input and USB connector, XM satellite radio, eight-way driver and passenger power heated leather-trimmed seats, and two-position driver’s memory.

The TL SH-AWD adds 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight washers, hill start assist, and sport grip steering wheel.

Both models can be optioned with a Technology Package that adds rear deck lid spoiler, navigation system, rearview camera, GPS-linked solar-sensing automatic climate control, Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, perforated premium leather steering wheel, and premium ten-speaker surround sound stereo system. The six-speed manual transmission is a no-charge option on the package.

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