Acura introduced the 2014 RLX at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year but now in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show they have revealed more details about the firm’s flagship model. It is scheduled to go on sale on March 15 at a starting price of $48,450 for the entry level model, while the fully-loaded variant will set you back a steep $60,450, without adding the destination charge which is an additional $895. If we were to compare it with the BMW 5-Series, the RLX is more expensive in the base model as the standard 5-Series begins at $47,800, with pricing going up to $62,700 for the top-spec 550i model.
Anyway, getting back to the 2014 Acura RLX, it is available in the United States only with a V6 3.5-liter engine which can deliver 310 hp. Mated to a 6-speed sequential SportShift automatic transmission, Acura says the new RLX can deliver an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and on the highway.
A few months from now the car will be offered with the company’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD technology which encompasses a V6 3.5-liter engine, three electric motors and a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. It will provide a combined output of 370 hp and promises to return 30 mpg city / highway / combined, also an EPA-estimated figure.
Source: Acura via Carscoop