2015 came with incredible news about auto-vehicles. The new Ford GT 40 has conquered all those who are truly passionate, the Mustangs that are going to be sold all over the world brought pure adrenaline to the deal makers the breathtaking Honda NSX has been presented as being fierce and elegant and the new driver-less cars are in the process of being the Big Bang of auto-vehicle industry. But what about the new Acura ILX sports sedan, which we will be enjoying in 2016? Let’s take a look.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices is of $27,900, and it is considered by the specialists to be a very good price according to all its improvements and capabilities. Its three grades, standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package, are outstanding. They are all supplemented by the all-new AcuraWatch Plus and A-SPEC Packages. As a price, the level is undercutting the Audi A31.8T and the Mercedes Benz CLA250 that are similarly equipped.
The 201 horsepower engine is cheeky but safe. Also, it is a 2.4 liter, 6-valve direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine, to it does it all. Preferences and hidden desires should line up at the entrance and follow the next orders from Acura.
In comparison with the 2.0 engine, this 2.4 one has 201 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 180 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 rpm, up 51 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. The 2.0 has a five-speed automatic transmission, whereas the 2.6 one has a six-speed transmission. However, 95 percent of the buyers still opt for the entry-level engine, because it relates more to what they are accustomed to.
Specialists believe that the looks of the new Acura are not very impressive, as compared to other cars that are coming out in the same period of time as this one does. The design is considered to be somewhere in between the Lexus IS and Infinity Q40. Still, the ILX is the most rebel one of all three.
The “Jewel Eye” LED headlights don’t make the cars car as sport-ish as many customers would want it to be. The grille between them is similar to the one of the Acura NSX, giving a special feeling of belonging to a high-class category of classical sports cars.
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