A 2012 Strategic Vision survey showed that the number one purchase decision for luxury buyers last year was value for money and the reputation of the manufacturer came in second and this offered hope for the 2014 Acura RLX. The competitors are the BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6. We had the opportunity to see the model for the first time at the 2012 edition of the New York Auto Show.
Its fascia looks sharp, especially with the two-by-five LED headlamp cluster in full shimmer and the profile has smooth surfaces. In terms of length, the RLX is only one-tenth of an inch longer than the current RL even though the wheelbase has been increased by 2 inches in comparison to the old car. Yu should know that all models comes as standard with Jewel-Eye LED headlamps. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 19-inch wheels covered in Michelin Primacy 245/40R 19 all-season tires. Other elements included are 12-way power / heated seats, Pandora radio, Bluetooth and USB / iPod connectivity, ELS premium audio, electronic parking brake and a lot more. Every touchable surface feels great and the design of the instrument panel and center stack is easy to navigate. All models are equipped with navigation and also get a smaller TFT color display in the gauge cluster, controlled by small switches on either side of the steering wheel. Very soon, we will have the opportunity to meet a SH-
AWD version of the RLX equipped with a 3-motor hybrid drive train capable of producing around 370 horsepower. All the output will be transferred to the wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The standard Acura RLX receives power from a 35-liter V6 engine capable of generating 310 horsepower and 272 lb. ft. of torque. The stating price was established at $48.450 for the base model. The ones equipped with navigation will start at $50.950.
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