Went to Acura of Bellevue and test drove the 6-speed CLS.
Damn, it was fun. First two gears get going fast. And good
traction off the line even with crap tires. My 3rd gear is better though.
Anyhow... we got to gossiping and here's the stuff that's "supposed"
to be coming down the pipe at Acura. Ofcourse no official confirmation.
Acura might reintroduce the entire lineup at one time. Chances
are rare and dealerships don't really like that. (don't like to stock
all the lines I guess).
TLS grows... and becomes quieter and roomier. Also bigger version
of same engine. 3.5 or possible 3.8 v6.
CLS more than likely dead.
Accord based car comes in under the TL to compete with the is300
and such. He said it will probably be a carry over of the 3.2 and
manual 6 will be available. So imagine the 6-speed cls smaller and
probably a couple hundred pounds lighter. Oh, it'll be 4 door though.
RL. Supposedly the same engine as the TLS, but also dual
electrics. I can't say I believe this one yet... but it's supposed to
be same basis as the hybrid electric honda showed earlier
NSX. Same deal, mid engine v-6, rwd with dual electrics driving the
Who know whats coming... but that's the word from the local dealer.