2009 Acura TL

The mid-sized Acura TL sedan receives a full model change for the 2009 model year. As you can see from the photos, the approach that Acura has taken with the fourth generation TL is far from conservative. It looks very decidedly Japanese and I’d expect such a production design to come out of Mazda’s design studios.

The 2009 Acura TL will come in either front wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. The AWD system is Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system which can split torque in an optimum ratio between the front and rear axles and also the rear left and rear right wheels.

The suspension rides on double wishbones at the front and multilink at the rear. Engine options will consist of the J-Series 3.5 litre SOHC V6 producing 280hp and 345Nm of torque, and a more powerful 3.7 litre V6 producing 305hp and 373Nm of torque.

Look after the jump for a low-res photo gallery. Hi-res photos and full details to come later.