The Acura 2015 TLX, the company's new luxury sedan, will have its global debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show on Wednesday. Acura will live stream the event beginning at 1:50 p.m. EDT.
Prior to the global debut, Acura announced the 2015 TLX will include two powertrain options, a 2.4-liter engine with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission or a 3.5-liter engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. With these performance-luxury sedans, the driver experience is just as important as what is under the hood and Acura is touting a quiet experience with sound insulation and electronic Active Noise Control.
The Acura 2015 TLX will include safety features that are appearing in more vehicles, including a Collision Mitigation Braking system, Foward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Indicator.
While Acura has not revealed technical specs for the 2015 TLX, CarScoops reports some specs have leaked ahead of the global debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The 3.5-liter engine has 290 horsepower while the 2.4-liter engine produces 206 horsepower. Compared to the TL, Acura's current luxury mid-size, the 2015 TLX will boast a small fuel efficiency upgrade, a 3 mile per gallon boost for highway and a 1 mpg improvement for city for the 3.5-liter engine. The 2015 Acura TLX with the 2.4-liter engine will see an upgrade of 4 mpg highway and 2 mpg city.
The Acura TLX prototype was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, notes Kelley Blue Book. Based on the first look at Acura's new sedan, KBB believes the vehicle will feature plenty of interior space as well as All-Wheel Steer, driver-controlled front-wheel drive with computer-assisted rear steering.
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The 2015 Acura TLX debut live stream begins at 1:50 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.