2017 Acura ILX Type S

Company that produces luxurious vehicles for Honda is going to follow the steps of its mother company, which recently announced arrival of the new tuned Civic car under the name Type R. After many prototypes and testing, upcoming modified vehicle is caller 2017 Acura ILX Type S. Major change comparing to regular ILX is in engine room. More power is needed for mentioned car, so Acura is placing different engine under the hood. About design, some slight sporty details could be added, so new sedan is going to be more attractive for younger population.

2017 Acura ILX Type S front view

2017 Acura ILX Type S engine

Engineers of the 2017 Acura ILX Type S had one task – to make this sport sedan powerful, up to 300 hp. Because of that, new engine has been made, and it is similar to 2.0-liter direct-injected unit made for Honda Civic Type R. Some parts were borrowed to upgrade current 3.2-l variant with 6-cylinders. This engine was ready to produce 230 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, but with tuning, numbers will be certainly going over 300 horsepower mark. So this engine is somehow downgraded, with smaller displacement, to 2.0-l or 2.4-l 4-cylinder unit, which should be base unit with less power output. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is mated to engine and distributes power to front or all wheels. This combination is good for almost 30 mpg combined and 26 in urban conditions. New Acura ILX Type S will sprint to 60 mph in about 6 sec.

2017 Acura ILX Type S interior

2017 Acura ILX Type S redesign

The 2017 Acura ILX Type S is a part of luxury compact sport sedans. Its styling is similar to base model, but it also gets unique parts to boost its attractiveness. Among many stuff, there are upgraded Jewel headlights and aggressive grille. With these two parts, hood looks more attractive. Also special wheels, side skirts and probably spoiler are being prepared, while interior systems are carried over from base model. Chrome details and sport seats dominate inside the cabin.

2017 Acura ILX Type S rear view

2017 Acura ILX Type S price

The 2017 Acura ILX Type S will be out right after the base model of sport sedan. In conclusion  new engine and many additional features raise the price of the vehicle for significant amount. While comparing to standard offer. Exact number is still unknown, and while we are waiting for official info, experts think $40,000 would be fair value.

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