Featuring adventurous looks, a 300 application agent and Acura’s acclaimed Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) system, the 2011 RL demonstrates that aesthetic affluence is complemented altogether by avant-garde technology and achievement adrenaline. In accession to carrying luxury, appearance and performance, Acura’s top-of-the-line auto keeps drivers added affiliated to their apple (and the apple about them) by featuring some of the latest in intuitive, easy-to-use, avant-garde technology.
“The RL continues to set the criterion for the avant-garde use of customer-relevant technology,” said Jeff Conrad, carnality admiral of Acura sales. “There aren’t abounding accumulation cars at any amount that activity added avant-garde technology or drive arrangement sophistication.”In accession to abstruse improvements, the 2011 RL receives abundant exoteric upgrades including a revised avant-garde grill, ability folding ancillary mirrors and accessible aback sensors.
Inside, the RL allowances from items such as a new autogenous blush (Sea Coast), new Dark Burlwood textured trim, bigger feel thin-thread bond for the council caster and a new ablaze argent blush for the birr meters. The RL’s affluent array of technology improves for 2011 with the accession of accessible aback sensors, a revised aback camera bend to advance aback afterimage and bigger dialing activity for Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™.
The 2011 RL is accessible in three new variations: RL, RL with Technology Amalgamation and RL with Advance Package. All RL’s affection as accepted a almighty 3.7-liter V-6 agent with VTEC® valvetrain operation, Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™, covering akin interior, ability actuated avant-garde seats, leather-wrapped multi-function council wheel, dual-zone automated altitude ascendancy system, ability moonroof, ability windows, Acura/Bose® Surround Sound audio system, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® connectivity and a Multi-Information Display (MID) that allows accessible admission to assorted cyberbanking functions.
An accessible Technology Amalgamation includes a satellite-linked Acura Navigation Arrangement with Articulation Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, rear appearance aback camera, aback sensors, Alive Avant-garde Lighting Arrangement (AFS), aerial avant-garde seats, and a apish burlwood absolute council caster and about-face knob. The top RL trim is the Advance Amalgamation which adds Acura’s Blow Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Ascendancy (ACC), ability folding ancillary mirrors and 18-carat maple copse apparatus animate trim.PowertrainThe avant-garde technology congenital into the 2011 RL includes a aesthetic 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 agent that develops 300 application and 271 lb-ft of torque acknowledgment to an avant-garde VTEC® valvetrain arrangement for both the assimilation and bankrupt valves, a aerial compression ratio, forth with a appropriate dual-stage magnesium admixture assimilation assorted that enables the assimilation to activity as a single- or dual-plenum assorted architectonics based on agent operating parameters. In accession to breeding accomplished power, the RL agent meets the latest EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions standards.
To handle the achievement of the 3.7-liter engine, a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automated manual is acclimated that not alone generates bigger dispatch performance, but additionally delivers bigger ammunition economy. In addition, the 6-speed manual teams with a new multi-clutch torque advocate that not alone has a college best torque rating, but additionally has a new advocate lock-up assembly. The lock-up accumulation uses assorted lock-up disks that accomplish about bifold the adverse breadth of a archetypal torque converter. The lock-up accumulation not alone reduces calefaction accession during operation, but additionally allows for lock-up activation during a abundant added ambit of alive conditions, which, in turn, generates bigger ammunition economy. As a aftereffect of the new 6-speed manual and torque converter, city/highway/combined ammunition economy* is now 17/24/20- an admission of 2 mpg in artery driving.
The new 6-speed manual can be confused via a animate army beeline aboideau shifter or by racing-inspired army paddle shifters army on the aback ancillary of the council wheel.
The RL’s acclaimed Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) arrangement accompanying provides an animating alive acquaintance as able-bodied as accord of mind- behindhand of best acclimate conditions. There are abundant absorption advantages of all-wheel drive, yet SH-AWD™ does a key activity that is not accessible with acceptable AWD systems: SH-AWD™ utilizes torque vectoring (the admission the circling acceleration of an alfresco rear wheel) to actualize a “yaw moment” to advice the RL about-face added finer while beneath power. Such a yaw moment reduces the cornering amount on the avant-garde tires to abbreviate understeer, to advance administration antithesis and to amplify absolute cornering grip.
Body and ChassisTo accompaniment the high-performance powertrain, Acura engineers gave the RL a adamant yet failing Avant-garde Affinity Engineering™ (ACE™) anatomy structure. A able anatomy was analytical for accomplishing the engineers’ aerial targets for council and administration precision, outstanding ride quality, abreast of abominable alley inputs forth with accomplished safety.The RL’s anatomy is complete primarily of aerial compactness backbone steel, while the hood, block lid, avant-garde fenders and bonanza beams are fabricated of failing aluminum. A adult four-wheel absolute abeyance arrangement with double-wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) architecture, abandoned avant-garde and rear subframes, ample bore balance confined and able council arbor apparatus assignment in concert with the adamant assemblage anatomy architecture to complete the RL’s anatomy layout. Subframes and abeyance apparatus fabricated of aluminum abate the RL’s weight for bigger performance, added adaptable abeyance activity and bigger ammunition economy.
To accommodate accomplished administration and looks, new 18×8-inch bore 15-spoke aluminum auto are akin with performance-minded Michelin Pilot all-season tires. While the new auto add a attending of beheld sophistication, they additionally bear automated composure acknowledgment to the first-ever use of resonator caster technology. In an accomplishment to annihilate alley babble transmitted to the RL’s cabin, the new babble abbreviation caster uses a polypropylene Helmholtz resonator that encircles the centermost allocation of the central of the wheel. Such resonator caster technology decidedly lowers average abundance babble (between 100 and 500 hertz). Combined with the added use of insulation absolute on the floorboard areas of the RL, there is a 1.3 dB abridgement in autogenous noise- which translates to a 15-percent improvement.
Powerful, acknowledging and anticipated braking is supplied by a four-wheel disc anchor arrangement utilizing 4-piston aluminum avant-garde anchor calipers akin with 12.6-inch bore aerial avant-garde anchor rotors and 12.2-inch solid rear rotors with ample single-piston calipers. Braking is added aided by the use of a four-channel anti-lock braking arrangement (ABS) arrangement with Cyberbanking Anchor Distribution (EBD) and Anchor Assist.
When able with the Advance Package, affiliated to the RL’s braking arrangement is Adaptive Cruise Ascendancy (ACC) that uses a grille-mounted millimeter-wave alarm assemblage to adviser the ambit amid the ZDX and the agent anon ahead. ACC can adapt the RL’s acceleration to advance a pre-set afterward ambit breach amid it and the agent anon ahead. If afterward ambit becomes too close, the ACC arrangement warns the disciplinarian and applies the brakes if necessary.
The RL with Advance Amalgamation includes Acura’s Blow Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™). Using millimeter-wave technology, CMBS™ monitors the ambit and closing amount amid the RL and the agent anon in avant-garde of it. CMBS™ again uses the advice to continuously account the likelihood of a aboveboard blow as able-bodied as to alive the disciplinarian in altered stages of urgency. If the likelihood of a blow decidedly increases, CMBS™ will booty accomplishments such as to administer the brakes and pre-tension the avant-garde seatbelts.
Exterior and InteriorThe 2011 RL’s exoteric administration is not alone characteristic and upscale, but delivers accomplished aerodynamics and a abiding feel at college speeds. At the avant-garde of the RL is a new barbecue that teams with the athletically styled anatomy to accord beheld adumbration of the vehicle’s achievement capabilities- capabilities that acquiesce it to claiming the best able German and Japanese sports sedans. Comfort, calmness and ride affection are additionally on a par with achievement auto competitors.
RL models able with the Technology Amalgamation additionally affection the Alive Avant-garde Lighting Arrangement (AFS) for the Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights that hinge up to 12 degrees alongside in acknowledgment to agent acceleration and council caster input. Back cornering, the inboard headlight swivels to brighten a above breadth of alley apparent throughout the corner, appropriately convalescent afterimage and aspersing dark spots.
Inside, the RL appearance an alluringly styled autogenous that includes leather-trimmed acrimonious avant-garde seats, adequate amplitude for rear bench passengers, affluence of accumulator areas and easy-to-use functionality. Just like the driver’s seat, the commuter avant-garde bench has 10-way ability adjustability. As allotment of the Technology Package, the avant-garde seats absorb six levels of blast and council caster and about-face bulge are akin with apish burlwood trim (the CMBS amalgamation adds 18-carat maple copse trim).
The buyer of a affluence auto demands a quiet ride, which the RL delivers in spades. However, activity above the barometer is the use of an acoustic bottle windshield and an Alive Sound Ascendancy arrangement that aggregation to abate babble in the RL’s already quiet cabin. For 2011, added use of insulation in the floorboard areas added reduces exceptionable alley noise.
The RL autogenous appearance an array of leading-edge technologies to enhance disciplinarian ascendancy and advice access. For 2011, these technologies accommodate a added adapted adaptation of Acura’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink™ wireless blast interface that now allows for alike easier dialing activity back authoritative calls utilizing the RL’s council wheel-mounted HandsFreeLink™ controls.
Standard on all RL trims is a amazing Acura/Bose® 10-speaker Surround Sound Arrangement with DVD-Audio, AM/FM radio tuner, Bluetooth® Audio, XM® Radio forth with USB anchorage and AUX jack connectivity.
A key basic of the RL Technology Amalgamation is the Acura Navigation Arrangement with Articulation Recognition™. The avant-garde arrangement allows for accessible ascendancy of key systems via articulation ascendancy (with added than 700 commands) including articulation advice for turn-by-turn directions, over 7 actor credibility of interest, Zagat Survey™ restaurant adviser information, forth with articulation acceptance to accomplish key audio and altitude ascendancy functions.
The avant-garde AcuraLink® Satellite Communication Arrangement appearance disciplinarian accordant technologies such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™ and continuously adapted AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with acclimate alarm maps.
SafetyThe 2011 RL utilizes Acura’s adamant Avant-garde Affinity Engineering™ (ACE™) anatomy anatomy that appearance all-encompassing use of high-tensile animate and failing aluminum apparatus to booty agent architecture above accepted assurance protocols- all while befitting all-embracing agent weight in check.
The ACE™ anatomy structure’s front-mounted polygonal anatomy architectonics enhances addressee aegis and blast affinity in aboveboard crashes by utilizing a arrangement of affiliated structural elements to administer blast activity added analogously throughout the avant-garde of the vehicle- and abroad from the commuter compartment. To added enhance assurance the RL employs alive arch restraints congenital into the avant-garde seats to advice advance close and arch aegis in the accident of a rear appulse collision.To added aid in safety, the RL includes as accepted six airbags, Tire Pressure Monitoring Arrangement (TPMS) and adapted headrests that accede with new FMVSS 202 standards.
*Based on 2011 EPA breadth estimates. Use for allegory purposes only. Do not analyze to models afore 2008. Your absolute breadth will alter depending on how you drive and advance your vehicle.
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