Acura unveiled its new 2012 Acura TL at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. The reinvigorated midsize four-door sedan got improved fuel efficiency, refreshed look, and upgraded equipment package.
As vice president of Acura sales Jeff Conrad commented on the new look of the car, The 2012 Acura TL is refined yet aggressive. Already known for the great performance, the TL has sophisticated new look and a 6-speed automatic transmission that will take performance to the whole new level. Changes in appearance include revised grille, shorter overhang, redesigned front bumper, and restyled headlights and turn signals. The mentioned sophisticated look of the new TL is achieved by a thinner rear trunk edge trim and updated taillights.
Now, the TL comes in three trim levels: TL, TL Technology, and TL Advance. All three will be available with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, and all three will come with the new Sequential SportShift 6-speed manual transmission. The 4WD versions are also available with an optional 6-speed manual transmission. The transmission is paired with a multi-clutch torque converter that reduces heat build-up and allows for lock-up activation in a wider range of driving conditions. These upgrades result in improved fuel economy. Now the 2012 TL makes 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway (increase of 3 mpg compared to the 2011 TL). Acura covers its new TL by a 6-year/70,000 miles powertrain limited warranty and a 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.