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So, we all know that Acura has fallen behind in their market segment. They're more like Lincoln as opposed to other higher tier brands. Over the last 6 years, Acura's approach to performance on cars has been, basically, the same J-series engines (namely the J-35 with minor modifications) with horsepower ratings peaking around 305 horsepower. Acura's highest premium versions have consisted of adding electrical motors that overall have added a lot of weight (the latest RDX tippid the scales over 4400lbs
). Overall, the J-series is a competent NA great engine and it does compete against similar sized engines that are DOHC, like Toyota's GR V6 engines. However, with the craze of today's turbocharging, twin turbo V6 have been adopted by the likes of BMW, MB, Infiniti, Ford, Lexus, and of course nothing from Acura. Personally, I've felt based on Acura's past, they were going to double down by replacing the J-35 with the new 2.0 turbo I4 along with electrical motors. Kia has recently adopted a twin turbo sporty sedan, The Stinger, from initial reviews walks all over the TLX, including the A-spec (Kia, of all automakers, may be beating Acura at their own game). Well, it seems that Honda is in the works of producing a twin turbo V6 for Acura.
On another note, Acura is reintroducing the Type-S line, as well. With the new designs language scene on the 2019 Acura RDX prototype (I can't find the link but the new RDX is designed by the same individual who was responsible for the 3rd generation TL), Acura may be going back to its roots of producing high horsepower/Liter engines with modest designs and a splash of sporty flavor.
The most beautiful car ever made by Honda (personal preference, gentlemen)