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2007 Acura TL Type S

patpat Posts: 10,421
Is the TL-S is coming back?!


  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    As the saying goes, where there is smoke, there is fire.

    (Just ask Floyd Landis!) :P
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Motor Trend now reports a "Type-S" option to arrive for 2007, with the 3.5 Liter engine (approx. 290 hp) from the Acura RL. That makes two news sources saying the same thing.
  • pg48477pg48477 Posts: 309
    For 39K I'll get striped 335i. What Acura thinking, they can barely sell 1200 RLs for around 45K??? 39K TL Type S with least HP in it's class and only FWD :confuse: :confuse: :confuse:

    They say TL build for 40 year old man with around 100K income, did you see those rims :confuse: :confuse:
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    From Autoblog:

    The Boston Globe spilled the beans! For MY 2007, Acura has added a Type S model to the TL range. Those who opt for the package are rewarded with a 3.5L V6 churning out 286 horses and 256 lb.-ft. of torque, 28 hp and 23 lb.-ft. better than the base TL's 3.2L mill.

    Subtle detail changes differentiate the Type -S from the standard car. A mesh grille, wheel/tire upgrade, rear spoiler, quad exhaust outlets and, of course, Type S badging identify it as such. Inside, the Type S gets sportier seating, carbon fiber trim, and racy steel pedals. A sport-tuned suspension is in place to give the car improved handling to go with its added punch. Expect a retail price of around $39,000.

    We're guessing that an official announcement will likely come this week, now that a major media outlet has broken the story. We'll have photos and complete specs as soon as Honda makes them available to us.

    Thanks to reader Raghu fir the tip!

    link title

    Holy smoke, TL-S at $39,000!!!

    I'd understand if TL-S comes with SH-AWD. However, a $40K FWD car is just ridiculous, and this is coming from an Acura loyalist.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Is that $39k figure published somewhere?
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    They say TL build for 40 year old man with around 100K income, did you see those rims

    I can see the regular TL is build for 40 year old man with 100k income but definitely not the TL-S. Just look at the things Acura added to it:

    Carbon Fiber interior (I don't understand why they use CF instead of aluminum)
    "Fast and Furious" rims

    Looks to me the intended target for the TL-S are 20-30 year-old man with around $90K income. I know there are some of those out there but the problem is how many of them are going to buy a FWD car at around $40K. Just like pg48477 said, I'll take a base 335i for that price. What is Acura thinking.

    Maybe the loaded Type-S is at $39K and the base version (w/o navi) is at $37K. I think even with that it's way too much.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    However, a $40K FWD car is just ridiculous,

    Cadillac has sold tons of front drivers for years, and still do. STS, Deville/DTS, all have been front drive, and can run well into the $50,000+ range. I'm not saying it's a good thing, just stating an interesting fact.

    Motor Trend states the Maximum price range topping out at $38k.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    car at around $40K. Just like pg48477 said, I'll take a base 335i for that price.

    Haha, good luck finding a 335i (it's actually a 330i in sedan form) with no options added on. It is an EXTREMELY rare occurace to find a 335i on a lot for $40k or less. Shoot, even paint (if you dont want black or red) is optional over there.
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Well, the worst comes worst, at least one can special order a base 335i. The only down side of that is you'll need to wait a long time for it to arrive. However, it is do-able.
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Yeah, Caddy was just mad back at the 90's but I think they learned their lessons and now it's all RWD for them (except that pre-hostorical DTS).

    Who is going to buy a $38K Maximum is totally beyound me.

    BTW, thegraduate, these are indeed some interesting facts.
  • varmintvarmint Posts: 6,326
    Somebody better tell all that to the 70K buyers who have been buying the current TL each year.
  • achonkoachonko Posts: 51
    I think you will find a base 335i for less than $40K.
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Yeah but it'll be difficult to find a base 335i sitting on the lot. Probably the only way to get a base 335i is through special order.
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Here it is...


    Those are definitely "Fast and Furious" rims...

  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Ok, let's hope the wheels are optional, like the Factory Performance Package Honda's and "A-Spec" Acuras. I had not seen pictures of the wheel y'all were talking about until now, so I had reserved judgement. It's still better than a Saab, Caddy CTS, or Volvo S60R, in my opinion, which all pose less of a value to me, too.

    People have been paying $36k for TLs all along, not sure why $38-39k is such a huge ordeal, especially considering the value quotient that was built into the TL from the beginning.
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    What's wrong w/ fast and furious rims on a Type-S TL????

    Acura is trying to attract buyers that want that type of package.
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    People have been paying $36k for TLs all along

    Good god, who does that? :surprise:
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    Lexus also offers a 40k FWD vehicle- it's called the ES 350.
  • ajesajes Posts: 8
    I can't see people paying $39K for it, look at the actual prices paid for the TL $30-33K is what people are paying (without taxes, etc.). Then look at the RL forum people are getting them for the $40-42K without the tech package, so seems like $35K-36K seems like a more realistic number.
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