Pricing announced for new 2012 Acura TL

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On sale as of March 18, the 2012 Acura TL will have a starting price of $39,490. Equipped with the available technology package, pricing starts at $42,990

The TL SH-AWD will carry an MSRP of $43,490. Equipped with the available technology Package, with either the new six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the TL SH-AWD MSRP price will be $46,990. The new Elite Package will have an MSRP of $48,990.

Most apparent are the visual changes that incorporate new front and rear styling, but also present is a new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission for improved performance and fuel economy, revised interior appointments, a host of technology upgrades, numerous improvements to make for an even quieter interior cabin and a new top-of-the-line Elite package.

For 2012, two distinct versions of Acura's performance luxury sedan remain: a 280 hp, front-wheel-drive TL along with a powerful 305 hp TL paired with Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel DriveÅ (SH-AWD).

The performance-minded 6MT model (with six-speed manual transmission, handling and steering improvements) will return to the 2012 TL SH-AWD lineup, helping broaden the TLπs appeal among luxury performance sedan buyers.

- Metroland Media