Acura ZDX

From Acura press: The provocative new 2010 Acura ZDX is a personal sports coupe that defies categorization. With the stunning good looks of a performance coupe and the four-door convenience and comfort of a sedan, the ZDX is an enticing study in contrasts. Flexible cargo utility and multi-surface, all-season capability further broaden the ZDX’s appeal. With its sensuous curves, sharply raked roofline and bold fender flares, the segment-bending ZDX transcends the traditional distinctions between coupe, sedan and sport utility vehicle.

Visually and functionally, the Acura ZDX luxury 4-door sports coupe’s inventive new “Passionate Getaway” concept defines this Acura as a completely different type of personal luxury vehicle. As the term suggests, the ZDX is designed primarily to provide a means of freedom and escape for two adults and their cargo—whether that’s luggage for a weekend, sporting equipment or newfound antiques. As such, the ZDX is the perfect enabler of a “passionate getaway” that is simultaneously both renewing and rewarding. Powering this getaway is a responsive, flexible, efficient and clean 300-hp VTEC® V-6 engine and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system that establishes the ZDX as one of the most innovative luxury vehicles on the market. The ZDX offers a highly personal sports coupe driving experience combined with off-road capability—along with the refinement and quality that Acura customers expect.

As the very first “complete” design to come from the new Acura Design Studio in Southern California, the ZDX reflects the desires of luxury buyers who want to experience life to the fullest. Developed first and foremost as a driver’s vehicle, the ZDX offers an available new Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that provides a choice between Comfort and Sport suspension and special steering tuning that allows the ZDX to effortlessly morph from a supremely comfortable highway cruiser to a formidable back-road dance partner. Developed and tuned using Germany’s famed Nürburgring road course, the ZDX is more than capable of handling challenging road conditions—while still retaining off-highway capability.

To deliver a seamless blend of power, refinement and efficiency, the ZDX features the latest-generation Acura 3.7-liter VTEC® V-6 engine. As large as any engine in the Acura product line, the all-aluminum powerplant has single overhead camshaft cylinder heads and 24 valves, with the intake valves actuated by Acura's acclaimed VTEC® (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control®) system. The compact and efficient engine produces 300 horsepower and 270 lbs-ft of torque, with special emphasis on mid-range torque for outstanding overall driving character.

The ZDX's evolved 3.7L V-6 uses a more rigid cylinder block, high-strength crankshaft, heavy-duty connecting rods, high compression-ratio pistons, cylinder heads with improved cooling, exclusive camshaft specs, a new 2-rocker arm design VTEC® valvetrain system, more performance oriented camshaft specs when in VTEC®, new intake valve springs, a new EGR system, unique long-reach spark plugs, a larger throttle body among other features.

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