2018 Acura TLX A-Spec: the classiest alternative to European luxury sedans

Published on December 31 2017

The A-Spec represents Acura’s racing legacy and offers 2018 TLX refinements that no other rival in the segment has. The A-Spec package is available with both TECH and ELITE variants in 4-cylinder and SH-AWD. This package was built for drivers looking for more excitement and style in a luxury sedan.

Outside, A-Spec-equipped TLXs make heads turn. With exclusive front fascia, round LED fog lights, aggressive side sills, rear diffuser and round dual-exhaust finishers and gloss black deck-lid spoiler, the A-Spec package not only adds character – it distinguishes the TLX from other variants and rivals. But, without a doubt, the feature that most stands out is the set of exclusive, dark-finish 19-inch wheels paired with wide 245-series tires. To finalize the look, the A-Spec package gets A-Spec badging on the rear deck-lid and fenders.

Sharper handling for the 2018 TLX A-Spec in Ottawa, Ontario

Mechanically, the A-Spec keeps the powerplant choice of the 206 hp, 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder for the FWD and the 3.2-litre six-cylinder that develops 290 hp on the SH-AWD. Four-cylinder models channel the power to the wheels using an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters. As for the six-cylinder models, drivers can take advantage of a 9-speed automatic transmission (AT) with paddle shifters.

However, the chassis includes many sport-oriented features that will charm every performance enthusiast. A sport-tuned suspension complemented by more aggressive damper settings and a performance-oriented electric power steering system offer drivers more precision on the road and a sharper ride. TLX A-Spec models with SH-AWD also receive a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control.

Exclusive interior characteristics for the 2018 TLX A-Spec in Ottawa, Ontario

On the inside, the A-Spec package adds refinements that are not only segment-exclusive, but also combine performance and luxury. This interior hosts refinements and premium features that include exclusive leather seats with increased bolstering, red driver’s meter highlights, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, and a thick-rimmed sport steering wheel.

Buyers may choose from two A-Spec exclusive interior colors: red leather or black leather with Alcantara seat and door inserts. Moreover, the A-Spec adds distinctive A-Spec badging on the side sill garnish and steering wheel.

In a segment filled with European sedans offering the same old recipe, the 2018 TLX A-Spec offers a distinctive alternative with performance-inspired look and mechanical components that make it enjoyable to drive on both the road and the racetrack. Come and see it at Camco Acura today!



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