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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11269 of 16984 Re: who will be the next to step up?? [smarty666]
Jul 28, 2010 (10:05 am)
I currenlty own a 2010 TL SH-AWD. I looked at the RL also. To be honest, I can't understand why anyone would buy or lease the current RL versus the TL. The TL is slightly larger, has the same engine, gets better gas mileage and is thousands less. Yes, the RL in its current form is quite dated but has some nice attributes. My suggestions for the next generation RL is to make it a few inches wider, about 6 inches longer (adding back seat room and trunk space). Instead of rear wheel drive, they can keep the current AWD platform and use a turbo charged V6 engine that produces 300+ ft/lbs of torque and around 330+ HP. Acura utilizes turbo charging technology in the RDX , so it is not new technology for them. BMW, Audi, and even Ford are using turbo charging with great success.
#11270 of 16984 Re: who will be the next to step up?? [jimbres]
Jul 28, 2010 (10:52 am)
Finally, someone gets it right. Thanks. (A long time Bimmer fan.)
#11271 of 16984 Re: who will be the next to step up?? [marcus216]
Jul 28, 2010 (11:41 am)
Exactly, Acura screwed themselves on the RL just like Nissan, until the newest generation of course, did with the Maxima and Altima. They made the Altima more powerful, nicer materials, etc over their flagship Maxima, which then in turn hurt the Maxima b/c the Altima was cheaper and you were getting more for your money. Thankfully Nissan rectified this problem with the 2009-pres Maxima but will see if they screw it up again when the Altima is redone again for 2012 model year.
Acura did the same thing to their flagship right now (the RL) with the current TL in the regards you pointed out.
#11272 of 16984 Re: who will be the next to step up?? [marcus216]
Jul 28, 2010 (3:57 pm)
Your car is one sweet ride.
Automobile mag just did comparo between 2010 6sp TL SH-AWD and 2010 S4. (The mag) said it's pretty much a wash. The S4 best lap was less than 0.5 sec. faster than the TL. IMO, that's pretty impressive for acura.
I also remember a few months ago Car and Driver gave the nod to the S4 vs 335i.
#11277 of 16984 Spammer ...
Jul 30, 2010 (9:08 pm)
Let's get rid of this asap ...not what I like to see when trolling