2015 Acura RLX
Acura has ended production of its top of the class RL lineup. Instead of it, two years ago were launched new classes. Top class was reserved for new luxury sedan which will come out updated as 2015 Acura RLX. Company is fighting for its place in the market last few years and that change seems to be right decision. Now, with 2015 Acura RLX, company will be able to compete and expect good sales records with established vehicles, such as German vehicles from Audi and BMW. It is bigger, stronger, fuel efficient. With announced improvement of handling, all that make 2015 RLX pretty exciting model to see.
2015 Acura RLX engine
The 2015 Acura RLX will come in two versions, base and Sport hybrid. The hybrid one is more interesting, since it could happen that 2015 RLX will go as hybrid only. However, that vehicle will come as mix of petrol V6 engine and electric battery. For electric motor, buyers will be able to pick one of three options offered. This option will be paired with seven-speed automated manual transmission. Unique AWD system will be used and that combination will give up to 377 hp of power.
Fuel economy is around 30 mpg combined. Petrol only option for 2015 Acura RLX will be 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 310 horsepower. Six speed auto gearbox is mated to it. Petrol engine can sprint 0-60 mph in just over 6 seconds and estimated fuel consumption rate is 20/31 for city and highway drives. These numbers are excellent comparing to other six-cylinder luxury sedans.
2015 Acura RLX trim levels
Same as for engines, 2015 Acura RLX will have two trim levels – base and Sport hybrid. However, there will be few additional packages available for purchase. Base 2015 RLX brings 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and sunroof. Inside we will get telescoping steering wheel and heated eight-way power front seats.On the infotainment, we have tri-zone automatic climate, Bluetooth, SMS text-to-speech capability for MAP-enabled phones and a 10-speaker ELS sound system with a CD player. Sport hybrid trim has all features from base model and adds hybrid engine with special noise-reducing 19-inch wheels. There will be also electronic gear selector and a special accelerator pedal that provides economical driving.