2011 Acura RL Goes From Bucktooth To Beige

The 2011 Acura RL drops the "Double Power Plenum Grille" and adds a six-speed transmission, boosting fuel economy from 16/22 to 17/24. I'd say this is exciting news, but no one who owns an RL has ever experienced excitement. » 12/15/10 3:00pm 12/15/10 3:00pm

Honda CEO: Acura Will Get V8 Engine

Speaking to Automotive News » 10/20/08 1:40pm 10/20/08 1:40pm, Honda Motor Co. CEO Takeo Fukui confirmed the company is planning to add a V8 engine to the Acura line, presumably to bolster its flagship . Fukui confirmed concerns expressed by enthusiasts and the motoring press, stating "I don't think that the Acura RL 3.7-liter is sufficient. We can't…

Acura NSX V10 May Get Cylinder Deactivation, Acura RL May Get V10

According to 7Tune, Honda is concerned about their environmental image with the new 5.5-liter V10 they plan on dropping between the rails of the new 2010 Acura NSX. We're now told Honda plans to employ "Variable Cylinder Management" to deactivate an entire bank of cylinders in the V10 in cruising situations to greatly… » 7/14/08 11:20am 7/14/08 11:20am

Where Did Acura's Dynamic Power Plenum Grille Come From?

When we saw the 2009 Acura RL and it's less than spectacular "Dynamic Power Plenum" grille at this past Chicago Auto Show, not only did we think it was a photoshopping joke (we swear we saw pixels), we wondered where the hell it had come from. It's been a while since Acura dropped a styling stinker in our laps —… » 2/25/08 12:45pm 2/25/08 12:45pm

Chicago Auto Show: 2009 Acura RL Revealed, Gets Bigger Engine

We told you a couple of weeks back Acura would be revealing the 2009 model of Acura's lovely top-of-the-line sedan, the RL, here at the Chicago Auto Show. Just as we predicted, so was it revealed, in all its mid-cycle refreshment glory. The new 2009 RL gets almost entirely new sheet-metal (apparently everywhere but… » 2/06/08 11:15am 2/06/08 11:15am

2009 Acura RL to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

The Acura RL never found much love in the mainstream luxury market, due partially to the lack of a V8 and FWD/AWD setup. Though the car offers a lot of technology and good power, it's not something often mentioned in the same breath as the competitive offerings from Lexus or Mercedes. We've heard some rumors that this… » 1/28/08 1:45pm 1/28/08 1:45pm