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2007 Acura TL Type-S

2007 Acura TL Type-S
2007 Acura TL Type-S Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:235/45 R17
Driveline:Front Wheel Drive
Displacement cu in (cc):212 (3471)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:286(213) / 6200
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:256(347) / 5000
Redline at RPM:6800
Length Width Height in:189.8 72.2 56.7
Weight lb (kg):3559 (1614)
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):19/29 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Acura TL Type-S - $38,125 (last update: 3/14/2007)

The Type-S Returns for the 2007 Model Year

Featuring 286 horsepower from a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the performance oriented 2007 Acura TL Type-S includes a re-tuned suspension along with unique exterior styling and interior trim that delivers the emotional thrill of a high performance luxury sedan without sacrificing comfort and convenience.

"The re-introduction of the Type-S solidifies a leadership role for the TL in the luxury performance sedan segment," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. "With a unique blend of high performance, luxury and technology, the TL continues to set the pace for others to follow."

The 2007 TL and TL Type-S offers a wide array of class-leading technology, such as the Acura/ELS Surround Premium sound system, Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System (optional on the TL and standard on the Type-S) that now features AcuraLink with real-time traffic, and HandsFreeLink Bluetooth technology that allows drivers to synchronize their cell phone address books with the car. A newly redesigned 5-speed automatic transmission, re-tuned suspension and VTEC-enhanced powertrains further add to the driving experience.

The Type-S returns to the TL lineup after a three year hiatus, bringing with it significant performance upgrades. At its core is a 3.5-liter VTEC V-6 engine with 286 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 256 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. The Type-S engine is available with the new 5-speed automatic that features F1-style paddle shifters or a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. Regardless of transmission choice, all Type-S models feature a suspension tuned for enhanced handling and four-piston Brembo front brakes.

The TL Type-S features a sophisticated double wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension that maximizes driver control without sacrificing ride quality or comfort. The Type-S features firmer front and rear anti roll bars, stiffer springs and shocks as well as numerous other refinements to provide a sportier handling and ride. Also available are special high performance "summer tires" which greatly enhance handling.

The exterior of the TL features numerous subtle refinements for the 2007 model year. The new front fascia features a larger grille, redesigned bumper, new headlight assembly and fog lights relocated to the lower bumper. In addition, the tail lights, rear bumper and alloy wheels have been re-designed to set the 2007 TL apart. For a more aggressive appearance, the TL Type-S receives exclusive front and rear fascias with unique bumpers, black chrome trim, wider side sills, ten spoke alloy wheels and aggressive quad tailpipes.

Both TL models feature subtly revised interiors. The TL and Type-S feature a new 3-spoke steering wheel, new gauges with a "spun metal" look with laser-etched numerals, and model-specific ambient lighting that is blue on the TL and red for the Type-S. Models without navigation systems have a restyled center console that uses vacuum fluorescent displays, like those in high-end audio systems, for the audio system and climate control. Additionally, the Type-S features special sport front seats with additional lateral support, the Type-S logo on the steering wheel and embossed on the seat backs, and Active Noise Cancellation.

The 2007 TL and Type-S continue to offer high-tech innovations, like the standard 225-watt Acura/ELS Surround Premium 8-speaker Sound System with 6-disc CD, DVD-Audio, DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II. This audio system broke ground as the first standard application of DVD-Audio in a production vehicle in the 2004 TL. For 2007, it is updated to play discs encoded with WMA and MP3 music files, and features Dolby Pro Logic II and speed-sensitive volume compensation. The audio system also integrates the Active Noise Cancellation to reduce Type-S cabin noise while cruising.

The standard HandsFreeLink lets the driver link and dial a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone by voice, and on TL's equipped with the Acura Navigation System, it is able to import the driver's cell phone address book into its own memory for added convenience. A new, higher-resolution Multi-Information Display (MID) shows mobile phone data, tracks the car's maintenance needs, displays warnings and offers an array of driver preference settings.

Also standard are power seats for both the driver and front passenger, and keyless entry with a new One Touch Start system on models with an automatic transmission. The only factory option for the TL model is the DVD-based Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System, while Type-S buyers need only to select transmission options.

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