2021 Acura TLX Type S Goes On Sale Tomorrow

“Power is rated at 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.”

“If you want a new TLX Type S, the starting price is $53,325. Tack on the High Performance Wheel & Tire Package, and the price goes up to $54,125.”

Who plans to get one in this market?

What you think we will looking at here. $900/1000+ monthly?

There’s $2500 cash for loyalty/competitive lease?

Doubt these will sell under MSRP tho, so that’s a big no from me.

Don’t even think the numbers are published yet? Should be a fun car tho.

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I highly doubt it, but I will let some brokers chime in on numbers once RV and MF is available.

No info yet since the car has not hit dealer lots.

if they wind up being $700-$800 per month then most people would just rather swing for something nicer like an M3/M4 at that point.

There is nothing about that car that warrants that price tag.

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Where can you find a brand new M3 or M4 for that monthly in today’s market? Aren’t most M cars selling at MSRP?

I don’t know what to say if you buy one of these at MSRP when you can get an M340i under MSRP. Apparently, these may be selling for significantly OVER sticker. Baffling. This is not an NSX Lite. It’s just another fat TLX.

The M3/M4 comparison doesn’t make sense. They are well above $800/month and 2 full steps above in terms of class of car. A fully loaded 330i is a better comparison, to be honest. If you care that much about adaptive cruise control. If you don’t, a barebones M340i within $5,000 of a Type S is a steal in comparison.


Not sure if you can get an M340i under MSRP in today’s market. It is a fun car. I drove one last year at a BMW UDE event.

As for the TLX’s interior, I am not a big fan of that infotainment system and track pad.


The M340 will run circles around this thing night & day in every dept.

Just have to wait and see how the numbers are. The market is crazy now but once it “normalizes” this should be substantially cheaper than a M340i.

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I’m not saying for the same price but if the Type S is $700 and an M3 is $900 per month your getting $30,000-$40,000 more worth of car in a European luxury brand.

I know for me personally I’d make that swing. Like someone else mentioned it’s probably more so comparable to an M340 but I forgot they existed since the new M’s came out.

M3/M4 was probably a bad comparison in hindsight but I also wouldn’t compare it to a 330i.

Definitely more along the lines of an M340 but ever since the M3/M4 came out I forgot those things even existed.

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FWIW, here is some info regarding engines specs of the 330i and M340i:

330i xDrive specs

  • 2.0L inline 4
  • 255 hp
  • 294 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph = 5.3 seconds

M340i xDrive specs

  • 3.0L inline 6
  • 382 hp
  • 368 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph = 4.1 seconds

Source: https://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/3-series/sedan/pricing-features.html

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It’s a few tenths, if even, faster than a 330i from 0-60. No official time that I can find, but the latest quote from Acura is “around 5 seconds.” An M340i is right around 4.0. A 330i 5.3 as advertised and can get to 5.0-5.1 with a $200 piggyback. Same interior as an M340i. A 330i is MUCH lighter and handles better. The Type S might have a little more at the top end (both limited to 155, requires option on BMW) and slightly better brakes, but I doubt anyone is buying a 4,200 pound Acura for track use.

Keep in mind that BMW’s numbers are understated.

A G70 3.3T is probably the best overall package around $50k.

Those numbers are sandbagged, Germans are known to sandbag, I think honda is usually spot on with their numbers.

That m340 is more likely 3.8/3.9

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I am just the messenger :slight_smile:

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Haha I know, just saying that the comp’s look way worse. Type s at 50k is a bit overpriced imo.

You’re right about that. Maybe Acura does not want to post these numbers (I am speculating, of course). Motor Trend estimated the 0-60 time to be between 5.3 and 5.8 seconds.

Source: 2021 Acura TLX Type S First Drive Review: The Badge Is Back!

Shitty market or not - these will go at minimum MSRP, or $5-$10k over like the Civic Type R’s did during initial launch.

@leasecompanion - Any lease “deals” on the Type S?