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All New 2009 Acura TL Revealed

August 11, 2008 2:00 PM by Clinton Deacon

An initial front three-quarter teaser image of the 2009 Acura TL was released early last month giving consumers and autofans a first look at the all new model and in particular the much debated front fascia. Now for all you comment happy punters out there, we can show you the Acura TL from all angles and with it, a few more juicy details to spice things up a little.

You are looking at the next evolution (following the TSX) of Acura's “Keen Edge Dynamic” design language, it aims to add a more aggressive stance to the Acura line-up and judging by what we see before us, we can arguably confirm the 2009 TL has achieved this.

The dimensions of the model come in a little higher than its predecessor, the length, width and height are increased by 6.2 inches, 1.8 inches and 0.5 inches respectively. The new platform sees a slightly longer wheel base of 109.3 inches and it features a strengthened chassis with a double-wishbone front suspension and multilink rear suspension.

A choice of two engines will be available at launch, the 3.2-liter V6 engine is replaced with a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 280hp and 254 lb-ft of torque – a modest increase of 22hp and 21lb-ft. Moving up to the performance model, we find the TL Type-S has been replaced by the brand new TL SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive) with a powerful 3.7-liter V6 producing 305hp and 275lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a five-speed automatic transmission system.

Acura will have high hopes the 2009 Acura TL can help reverse their declining sales when it goes on sales this fall.