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Gallery: Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV5 Wheels

Posted by   on September 25th, 2013 No comments

Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV5 Wheels

This night shoot from Vossen Wheels puts a Basque Red Pearl Acura TL under the Ben Franklin Bridge at Camden Waterfront New Jersey.

The 4G Acura TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV5 Wheels – F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.

Check out the set above or visit vossenwheels.com for super high-res images.

[Source: Vossen Wheels, Ronaldo Stewart Automotive Photography]

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Video: See the 2012 Acura TL Perform in IIHS New Frontal Crash Test

Posted by   on August 14th, 2012 No comments
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2012 Acura TL Earns “Good” Rating in IIHS Frontal Crash Test

See the 2012 Acura TL in super slow motion as it strikes a test barrier at 40 mph.

A new stricter crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) has recently handed out low marks to many of today’s popular midsize luxury sedans. Out of 11 cars tested, the 2012 Acura TL along with the Volvo S60 were the only two to receive the top rating of “good”.

Just how tough was this test? Although the Acura TSX received a “marginal” rating with three other vehicles, there were only three models with a higher ranking of “good” or “acceptable”. The remaining five cars tested were grouped with the lowest rating of “poor”.

“In the test, 25 percent of a car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. A 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy is belted in the driver seat. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. Outside of some automakers’ proving grounds, such a test isn’t currently conducted anywhere else in the United States or Europe.”

See the crash test videos from the IIHS below.

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Acura TL Sedan Earns Top-Level GOOD Rating in New Insurance Institute Frontal Small Overlap Barrier Test

Posted by   on August 14th, 2012 No comments

2012 Acura TL Earns “Good” Rating in IIHS Frontal Crash Test

Official release from acuranews.com:

08/14/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2012 Acura TL has earned a top-level rating of GOOD in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal barrier crash test, designed to simulate a collision between a vehicle and a fixed object, such as a utility pole, where only 25 percent of the vehicle’s front structure is engaged by the opposing object. The TL was one of only two vehicles to achieve the highest rating of GOOD among a group of ten models that were the first to be tested under this rigorous new crash test protocol.

“Acura is working continuously to advance the safety performance of our vehicles and to provide high levels of occupant protection through smart technology and vehicle design,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of Corporate Planning and Logistics. “As one of the very first vehicles to achieve a GOOD rating in this new test, Acura illustrates the leadership of our vehicles in key areas that are important to our customers.” 

The new IIHS test involves a collision between a fixed five-foot-tall rigid barrier and a vehicle traveling at 40 miles per hour. This frontal impact test focuses stress on a narrow section of the vehicle, outside of the side frame, which is typically the primary energy absorbing structure in frontal crashes, and requires a strong cabin structure. According to a 2009 study by the IIHS, small overlap crashes accounted for nearly 25 percent of frontal crashes resulting in a serious injury or fatality.

In addition to the Acura TL’s frontal body structure, the front and side curtain airbags played an instrumental part in protecting the occupant from serious injury. According to the IIHS, “The Acura TL’s front and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structures or objects that could cause injury.”

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Oscar’s Crystal Black Pearl 2012 Acura TL

Posted by   on August 13th, 2012 7 comments

Oscar's Crystal Black Pearl 2012 Acura TL

Here’s a Crystal Black Pearl TL that’s quickly garnering attention on AcuraZine. Sleek and stealthy, it’s hard to believe Oscar has only been an owner of this 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD for about three months. Then again, Oscar is no rookie when it comes to Acuras. I guess it’s not too much of a surprise after you’ve seen his other ride – a nicely modified 2006 Acura RL.

What really stands out on this TL is the way the grille is painted. I haven’t seen many 2012 TLs with painted grilles, and Oscar chose to colour match the inside “shield” and leave the outside frame chrome. It’s an interesting look that compliments the chrome accents on the lower bumper quite nicely.

Here’s a full list of current mods from Oscar:

OEM full underbody spoiler kit • rear roof spoiler • aluminum race pedal • Kaixen D2S 6k low beam • HID kit excelerate 6k fog 35 watts • JLC lightning DRL kit 9005 6k • Reverse cree led-shipped Interior led’s • RV6 Jpipe • Huper optik ESC45 tint • Painted front grill • Painted rear trim • Painted roof chrome trim  • Teins SS coils w/EDFC • Custom RonJon forged wheels 19×9 • SPC rear 3 piece camber kit • Ingalls front camber kit

Oscar still has plans for this TL, but for now have a look at his progress in the gallery below.

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IZabar’s Graphite Luster Metallic 2012 Acura TL

Posted by   on June 18th, 2012 3 comments
I. Zabar's Graphite Luster Metallic 2012 Acura TL
I. Zabar’s Graphite Luster Metallic 2012 Acura TL

Part two of Vossen’s recent Acura photoshoot brings us yet another TL on 20″ Vossen VVS-CV3s. I’ll say it again, Vossen shoots never fail to impress. So even if you saw Andy’s White Diamond Pearl TL, you will still definitely want to check out this set.

Although Andy’s 2009 TL may have looked like a new model, I. Zabar’s Graphite Luster Metallic TL is the first offical 2012 to have a featured gallery on Acura Connected. While I. Zabar doesn’t have a long list of mods quite yet, it’s looking super clean with 20×9 Matte Silver Machined Vossen VVS-CV3s up front and 20×10.5 in the rear. Other add-ons include Tein SS Coilovers, 20% 3M Tint, 6K Fog Lights and LED Reverse lights. Enough said, I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

Have a peek at I. Zabar’s Graphite Luster Metallic 2012 Acura TL below, or head to Flickr for the full set.

[Source: Vossen Wheels]

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March 2012 Desktop Wallpaper from Acura China

Posted by   on March 1st, 2012 No comments
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Acura China's 2012 TL

Acura China’s desktop wallpaper for the month of March features the 2012 TL.

Select a resolution(right-click on link, Save Target/Link As…): 1024×768 | 1280×1024 | 1366×768

[Source: Acura China]

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NADAguides Names the 2012 Acura TL Featured Vehicle of the Month

Posted by   on January 5th, 2012 No comments
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NADAguides Featured Vehicle of the Month: 2012 Acura TL

Automotive pricing and information publisher NADAguides.com has named the 2012 Acura TL featured Vehicle of the Month for January. The refreshed Acura TL was released early in 2011 and struggled with shortages throughout the year but finished with a strong sales month in December.

NADAguides.com has noticed a rising trend in consumer interest levels according to recent website data, and has recommended the 2012 Acura TL “a compelling vehicle option for consumers shopping for performance luxury sedans.”

Read the NADAguides.com full news release below: 

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Cars.com Video Review: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 6-Speed

Posted by   on January 4th, 2012 3 comments
2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

Cars.com Video Review: 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD

Joe Bruzek of Cars.com reviews the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 6-Speed Manual Transmission with Technology Package. The 3 minute video review doesn’t get too in-depth, but it does offer a quick summary of what’s new with the 2012 model.

See the video below or visit Cars.com for the full review.

[Source: Cars.com]

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