The Acura ILX Could Get 2.0L Turbo Engine- Honda announced at the last Detroit Auto Show its intention to develop a new family of turbocharged engines. This is a significant change in philosophy for a manufacturer that supported its reputation on designing nerve aspirated engines at will, feasting of revving.
Monthly Car & Driver has learned that the second Acura model to benefit from this technology shift could be the Acura ILX, Honda’s luxury brand’s entry-level offering. Recall that the new version of the NSX, unveiled in Detroit in January, will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 hybrid.
According to US magazine, the Acura ILX could get a good injection of power courtesy of a turbocharged four-cylinder that can generate more than 300 hp. Acura should probably equip this super compact all-wheel drive, relying on his design experience with excellent SH-AWD system.
Recently redesigned, the Acura ILX will ship this year one engine, a four-cylinder 2.4-liter (201 hp) coupled to a dual-clutch transmission also has a torque converter (8 reports).
Such Acura ILX still take some time to be primed. Car & Driver emphasizes a complete overhaul is necessary to prepare the compact to receive such cavalry. This remodeling is planned for the year 2019 model.