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All-New 2009 TL Redefines Performance with the Powerful Engine in Acura and Super Handling All-Wheel

TORRANCE, Calif. — inception, the Acura TL performance sedan has set lofty standards for performance, comfort and technology.

Acura TL: With dramatic new precise handling and a host of technology and safety features, the TL is Acura’s performance leader

for 2009 in two distinctly different TL and TL SH-AWD®, the all-new fourth-generation TL dramatically expands the model’s and appeal with evocative a choice of two VTEC® powertrains a new 305-horsepower V-6) and the TL’s application of Super Handling Drive™ (SH-AWD®).

Boasting dimensions, optimized suspension, a new SportShift transmission, plus an Technology Package featuring a array of navigation and communication the 2009 TL offers more than ever before. with an available Acura/ELS premium 10-speaker surround system and an all-new AcuraLink® feature, the new TL is by far the most technologically sedan in Acura’s history.

The of dramatic new styling, exhilarating and an extensive array of electronics AcuraLink® real-time traffic and weather with Doppler-style mapping) ensures the 2009 TL will appeal to a sophisticated, audience.

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A choice of two different VTEC® engines enables the new TL to satisfy a wide range of Standard is a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 280 and 254 lb-ft of torque that power to the front wheels Acura’s sophisticated Sequential 5-speed automatic transmission steering-wheel- mounted paddle and Grade Logic Control. powerful, the new engine is also efficient, with projected EPA economy ratings* of 18 mpg city and 26 mpg

The engine is targeted to meet tough CARB LEV II ULEV certification standards, thanks to including a Drive-by-Wire™ throttle Computer-Controlled Programmed Fuel (PGM-FI) and Variable Valve and Lift Electronic Control for the intake valves.

Serious devotees will choose the TL to make winding roads own. Its all-new 3.7-liter V-6 produces 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of courtesy of greater displacement and high-performance features like Valve Timing and Lift Control (VTEC®) on both the and exhaust valves, and a special dual exhaust system. projected EPA fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, the 3.7L is targeted to meet California’s CARB LEV II ULEV emissions

The pièce de résistance on the TL SH-AWD® is the Handling All-Wheel Drive™ now available on the TL for the first time.

spirited cornering, SH-AWD® distributes more torque to the rear wheel to create a yaw to help the TL turn in more and precisely — while continuously apportioning drivetrain front to rear and left to The result is a remarkably balanced and all-wheel-drive performance sedan excels year-round, not just inclement weather.

Acura performance achievements extend to reliability and refinement as well. engines feature electronically engine mounts to reduce noise, vibration and harshness quiet and efficient Electric Steering (EPS) and maintenance-free accessory belt also operating refinement. A standard Minder™ system and up to a 100,000-mile interval offer further and cost savings for the TL owner.

The transmission on the 2009 TL and TL SH-AWD® is a SportShift 5-speed automatic F1®-style steering-wheel mounted shifters and Grade Logic Merging the convenience of an automatic the enjoyment of SportShift manual selection, the transmission also an overdriven top gear for maximum efficiency on the highway. In fact, the transmission has the widest gear-ratio of any 5-speed transmission in its class, strong acceleration in lower and relaxed, fuel-efficient highway


Major improvements in engineering for the unit-body further the 2009 TL. The list of substantial begins with the relocation of rails inside (rather underneath) the vehicle’s floor resulting in a nearly flat underside. Benefits of this include improved crash a significant reduction in interior levels, and reduced aerodynamic that helps enhance economy.

Another significant is the increased use of high-strength steel, simultaneously improves the unit-body’s strength while helping to weight. For additional weight aluminum is used for the hood, the suspension subframe and rear knuckles.

Ride quality and comfort benefit from the TL’s larger exterior Featuring 6.0 inches greater length, 1.8 inches more width and a modest 0.5-inch in overall height, the TL is noticeably than its predecessor.

The larger size directly contributes to interior roominess; it also a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase to ride quality and a significantly track (1.1 inches in front, 1.8 inches wider in the helps generate even tenacious cornering power. The TL a double-wishbone independent front and a multi-link independent system in

Further improving ride and road-holding are new dual-stage blow off hydraulic suspension dampers, new bushings (used to mount the and key suspension components) and a new smart mount design. On the Super All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) more performance-minded suspension and tuning, larger wheels/tires, front brake cooling and specially-tuned Electric Power (EPS) take the enthusiast’s experience to an even higher


An evocative and powerful body design dramatically the TL’s image as a performance sedan. Designed by Acura in California, the TL utilizes an array of techniques to express motion and emotion — even the car is at rest. Featuring Acura’s new front grille, body defined by strong character sweeping C-pillars and new LED taillights, the TL is simultaneously Acura and yet wholly

Plentiful use of luxury and performance add visual appeal while to the TL’s vigorous statement including bright HID projector-beam headlights, pronounced wheel a standard power moonroof and stainless-steel body trim.

and tires are as expressive as the exterior Standard on the 2009 TL are 17-inch wheels with P245/50R17 Bridgestone Turanza or available Pilot tires for confident performance. The TL SH-AWD® comes 18-inch aluminum wheels lower-profile P245/45R18 Michelin tires for more agile

Finally, the TL SH-AWD® offers 19-inch aluminum wheels aggressive P245/40ZR19 Michelin Sport PS2 summer tires for the TL performance experience.

In keeping its mission as a driver’s car, the TL interior features a new dual layout that provides the driver and front passenger their own personal space. to its larger exterior dimensions, the new TL has 1.3 more rear legroom and of added rear shoulder compared to the previous generation TL.

Acura’s commitment to luxury and becomes apparent from the moment the driver’s door is With sweeping shapes, use of premium materials and passionate to detail, the TL rewards the discriminating The design and execution of the interior is an combination of leather surfaces, by metallic and wood-pattern trim. An array of premium standard includes a power moonroof, adaptive climate control, adjustable (8-way power with 2-way power support) driver seat, adjustable power front seat, and steering-wheel-mounted F1®-style shifters for the Sequential SportShift transmission.

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An 8-speaker, 276-watt system that includes a CD changer, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio, Bluetooth® Audio, USB and AUX jack connectivity, and HandsFreeLink® telephone interface are standard.

on both the TL and TL SH-AWD® is a Technology that includes the most array of advanced electronic ever offered by Acura. The Package includes the Acura System with Voice AcuraLink® real-time traffic, weather with Doppler-style mapping, an Acura/ELS Surround® audio system and Keyless System with pushbutton The included Navigation System a new 8-inch full VGA high-resolution display for improved visibility.

with appreciate the new Acura/ELS 10-speaker, 440-watt premium system with DVD-Audio, CD, AM/FM radio, XM® Satellite and 2,500-song** hard disk (HDD) media storage. An interface dial as well as voice recognition capability control of this impressive Premium Milano leather surfaces included in the Technology further enhances comfort and appeal.


Advanced Engineering™ (ACE™) represents a advance in structural engineering for the TL. In simple terms, ACE™ dissipates crash energy in a frontal collision through the use of load-bearing frame structures efficiently distribute crash through the body structure-while helping to preserve the integrity of the compartment. Acura first ACE™ to the Acura line for the model year and its inclusion in the TL means that every in the Acura model range now has advanced safety engineering.

Six airbags and a new active head system for the driver and front headrests top the long list of safety features built the new TL. The airbag array includes dual-threshold front airbags, new front seat side with front passenger Occupant Position Detection along with side-curtain for all outboard seating positions. passive-safety features include seatbelts and head restraints for all positions, driver and front seatbelt load-limiters with an tensioning system and a Lower and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) that permits quick, attachment of up to two child seats in the seating area.

The new TL includes active safety features powerful 4-wheel disc (with ABS. EBD and Brake Vehicle Stability Assist Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS), all-season tires and an SH-AWD® system. Adding to the of standard exterior safety are daytime running lights along with 2.5-mph and rear bumpers.

The 2009 TL is designed to meet the latest regulations, including the new FMVSS214 crash standards (which the TL three years early) and the new rear crash standards. testing indicates that the TL should achieve the highest in National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA )*** and Institute for Highway Safety ) crash tests.

The 2009 Acura TL is assembled in Ohio and is covered by a comprehensive mile bumper-to-bumper limited and a 6-year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. Additional benefits of include Acura Total Care (TLC), which free 24-hour roadside concierge service and trip


Acura offers a line of technologically advanced luxury vehicles through a of 270 dealers within the United The 2009 Acura lineup five distinctive models the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL luxury sedan, the TSX sports the turbocharged RDX luxury crossover SUV and the MDX luxury sport utility For more information about vehicles, please visit

* Based on preliminary 2009 EPA estimates determined during testing that reflects new EPA economy methods beginning 2008 models. Use for comparison only. Do not compare to models 2008.

Your actual will vary depending on how you and maintain your vehicle.

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*** star ratings are part of the Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ). Model tested with side-impact air bags (SABs).

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