Acura TL Type-S
From Acura press: The 2004 Acura TL stormed into the performance luxury sedan market with impressive styling, best-in-class horsepower, and a luxurious and technology-packed interior. It was an immediate hit with the motoring press and public alike, and became Acura's best-selling model, a title it holds to this day.
In the face of new competition from Lexus, BMW, Infiniti and others, the 2007 TL has been impressively updated. To solidify its place as the standard bearer in its class, the TL is now available in two versions; the luxurious TL and the reintroduced high-performance TL Type-S.
As part of its comprehensive performance package, the new TL Type-S builds on the already impressive performance of the TL with the addition of an enhanced powertrain and much more. The Type-S engine is a 286-horsepower 3.5-liter VTEC® V-6. It is connected to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an all-new 5-speed automatic with F1®-style Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control.
The Type-S isn't just a more powerful TL, it's a complete performance package that features a re-tuned suspension, unique exterior styling and interior trim that distinguishes it from the TL. Just one drive proves that the TL Type-S delivers the emotional thrill of a high performance luxury sedan without sacrificing the comfort and convenience expected from it.
The TL Type-S is powered by a modified version of the 3.5-liter VTEC V-6 found in the Acura RL. With more displacement than the TL engine and a high-flow exhaust system, it boasts 286 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque.
Both engines benefit from Acura's groundbreaking VTEC system. This patented technology provides an exceptionally flat torque curve, enhancing high-rpm horsepower without sacrificing low-end torque. The result is an engine with excellent responsiveness at all engine speeds.
Available on Type-S models is a smooth-shifting 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Similar to the manual transmission on the 2006 TL, it features a re-designed bellhousing and improved clutch feel for smoother, more linear engagement.