- the 2021 acura tlx type s will be on sale by the end of may starting just over $50,000.
- the type s is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 that makes 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.
- they come standard with a 10-speed automatic, acura's sh-awd system, and adaptive dampers.
the wait for the new 2021 acura tlx type s will be over soon—people will be able to drive them home by the end of may. the spicier type s model is acura's version of things like the audi s4 or bmw m340i, and the standard tlx, which is like the regular a4 or 3-series, went on sale last fall. the 355-hp tlx type s will start at just over $50,000 when it goes on sale, bisecting the two german sports sedans in power and price.
it uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter v-6 that produces 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque that's sent to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission and acura's sh-awd system. sadly, no manual gearbox here. that puts it right between the s4's 349 horsepower and the m340i's 382 ponies. however, the bimmer can be had with rear-wheel drive, but not the audi, which comes standard with the automaker's quattro all-wheel-drive system.
all type s models are equipped with acura's adaptive dampers (they're available on the standard 272-hp tlx), and they get an additional sport + drive mode. brembo four-piston brakes are fitted up front with 20-inch multi-spoke wheels wrapped in pirelli all-season rubber, although a lightweight set of 20-inch y-spoke wheels (pictured above) and pirelli p zero summer tires are available.
six exterior color choices are available on the tlx type s: a type s-exclusive tiger eye (pictured), performance red, majestic black, platinum white, apex blue, modern steel. the interior can be either black, red, or a type s–exclusive orchid, and the seats are trimmed in suede with "type s" embossed on the headrests. a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with apple carplay and android auto capability, a 17-speaker sound system, and a flat-bottom steering wheel are all standard equipment.
the 2021 acura tlx starts at $38,525 and can reach up to $49,325 with all-wheel drive and the advance package, which adds luxury features and adaptive dampers. acura hasn't released pricing details on the type s, only that it'll start in the "low $50,000s." it could reach toward $60,000 for a fully loaded type s.