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Old 01-24-2012, 05:58 PM
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^ right, like an AMG A class MB.
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^ right, like an AMG A class MB.
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I asked a friend at Acura to check if it was a typo and he took a few days and confirmed that the width listed is correct. The only caveat being that it's the correct width for the car shown saying, "the car has some pretty good shoulders on it" We'll learn more soon, production specs could come at the Chicago show.
So beyond the drama, what does everyone think? Will the ILX be as wide as the RDX when it arrives (~74")? If anyone attended the show, did the car look like it was wearing 'show car' style fender flares or did it look like production parts? This car is REALLY close to starting production, so I think it's likely that what we've seen is what we'll get (not counting bolt-ons like wheels etc).FWIW, the Civic chassis on which it's based is only 69" wide.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:50 PM
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I didnt read many details, but will the ILX only be FWD or is SH-AWD an option?
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I didnt read many details, but will the ILX only be FWD or is SH-AWD an option?
FWD, with three different engines available.

1.5 hybrid with CVT
2.0 automatic
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
I didnt read many details, but will the ILX only be FWD or is SH-AWD an option?
FWD of course. No way they'll ever put SH in this car. It's supposed to be an entry level car.
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Originally Posted by Colin View Post
So beyond the drama, what does everyone think? Will the ILX be as wide as the RDX when it arrives (~74")? If anyone attended the show, did the car look like it was wearing 'show car' style fender flares or did it look like production parts? This car is REALLY close to starting production, so I think it's likely that what we've seen is what we'll get (not counting bolt-ons like wheels etc).FWIW, the Civic chassis on which it's based is only 69" wide.
A 3G TL is 72" wide, I gotta wonder if the extra width is for side impact protection as well as rear shoulder/hip room?
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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probably shoulder room, but if it keeps the Civic-ness, it means a flat rear floor for backseat passengers, which is even better. I always loved that feature about the Civic, which carried over to the CR-V. Always wondered why the midsize sedans have the tunnel hump if the Civics can do without it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by phile View Post
probably shoulder room, but if it keeps the Civic-ness, it means a flat rear floor for backseat passengers, which is even better. I always loved that feature about the Civic, which carried over to the CR-V. Always wondered why the midsize sedans have the tunnel hump if the Civics can do without it.
The RSX had the flat floor too. I bet the larger cars have the hump to allow for the AWD drivetrain to be added. CRV, RDX etc probably have AWD + flat floor simply because they ride higher off the ground.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:35 AM
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The RSX had the flat floor too. I bet the larger cars have the hump to allow for the AWD drivetrain to be added. CRV, RDX etc probably have AWD + flat floor simply because they ride higher off the ground.
Exactly, our 1G Pilot if you look at the rear driveshaft is slightly below the floor level but because there are 4 large box rectangular sections in the unibody pan it is still not the lowest point to the ground.

The hump on the floors also increases uni-body rigidly and strength. So even though there is no driveshaft, Honda and others has run the exhaust piping through the center for ground clearance and the slight interior hump adds to chassis strength.
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FWD of course. No way they'll ever put SH in this car. It's supposed to be an entry level car.
maybe a simpler and cheaper AWD version like in the new RDX..?
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:16 AM
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maybe a simpler and cheaper AWD version like in the new RDX..?
It's possible, but I doubted.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Legend2TL View Post
The hump on the floors also increases uni-body rigidly and strength. So even though there is no driveshaft, Honda and others has run the exhaust piping through the center for ground clearance and the slight interior hump adds to chassis strength.
Like how corrugated roofs are stronger than flat sheets. Of course it also uses more material and since the side rails are so strong these days (side impact standards), maybe they can avoid the hump if it's not needed for something else like exhaust etc.

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maybe a simpler and cheaper AWD version like in the new RDX..?
I don't know, but since they've never added AWD to the TSX class car and that chassis was ready to accept it, logically, a 'lower' car that doesn't have such capability built in, and one that sells at a lower price point, would not get AWD.
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^ not only that but performance will already be marginal - no need to sap it further with AWD.
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looks like an interior shot has been leaked ...

link to article: http://blog.caranddriver.com/2013-ac...ding-interior/
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 03bl AC k CL View Post
looks like an interior shot has been leaked ...

link to article: http://blog.caranddriver.com/2013-ac...ding-interior/
That's rich, watermarking a photo from somebody else that also has a watermark.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:03 PM
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why does that steering wheel look so small?
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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The front lower bumper is different.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sly Raskal View Post
The front lower bumper is different.
do the headlights appear HID? I don't think they do...if so

and no LED in the taillights, looks like regular bulbs. this car needed to be cheap and cool. so far it's starting to look only the former.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:17 PM
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the steering wheel is the same out of the tsx... its not small
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:46 PM
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do the headlights appear HID? I don't think they do...if so
Doesn't look like it to me.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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Headlights look HID to me. they may not be a projector setup, but look at the color difference between the headlights and the fogs.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:57 PM
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Acura's been using HID headlights in all their cars now or am I missing something? Why go back to halogen now.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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Acura's been using HID headlights in all their cars now or am I missing something? Why go back to halogen now.
I fully expect HID projector headlamps. I don't expect LED tails or running lights.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:01 PM
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I fully expect HID projector headlamps. I don't expect LED tails or running lights.
Same here. it'd be nice to have LED tails, but I don't expect them on this car just yet, but it would be nice to be surprised.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:10 PM
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So those leds near the fog light housing area aren't going to be in the production car?
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:19 PM
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:32 AM
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the ILX one it's almost a copy of the new RDX interior... looks good.
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Same here. it'd be nice to have LED tails, but I don't expect them on this car just yet, but it would be nice to be surprised.
Same here, I was a little surprised when the 8G Accord didn't have LED taillights considered the 7G Accord got them in the MMC. Sorta de-evolutionary.

Probably cost savings measure, but to me LED taillights are something I'd pay a little extra for. Besides looking cool, they're a safety improvement with much faster turn-on and monochromatic light my eyes noticed quicker.
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Doesn't look like it to me.

You're blond.
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H.I.D.s should be standard. Period.

L.E.D. tails would be cool, too, but I can see them not making it due to cost. The ZDX doesn't have L.E.D.s and it is significantly more expensive.

Maybe I've missed it but, any word on a dual exhaust? I feel like the ILX without dual exhaust ports out back would seem kind unfinished. The rear design looks so nice and it looks pretty cheated without exhaust tips.

Also Acura, please give it up on the whole 'integrated exhaust tips' thing. Looks lame to me. Where's the sexy but tasteful exhaust treatment of the 3G TL/TL-S?
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^ ... pics not workiing.
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hopefully they come out with a nice lip kit because that looks stupidly dull...
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yeah...suddenly this thing looks bad...real bad.
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In the ILX defense, most dicast models of cars look pretty bland.
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i knew it looked a little familiar

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