2017 Acura NSX Supercar Claims Class Victory in North American Racing Debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Jun 26, 2016 – PIKES PEAK, Colo.

Acura NSX wins its North American racing debut by more than 11 seconds
American-built NSX wins Time Attack 2 class at 100th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
NSX-inspired Acura 4-Motor EV Concept finishes second in the Electric Modified Class

The recently-launched 2017 Acura NSX claimed victory today in its North American racing competition debut, climbing the 14,115-foot pinnacle of Pikes Peak and clinching first place in the Time Attack 2 class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 100th anniversary of the running of America’s second oldest race.

The production-based Acura NSX is powered by Acura’s revolutionary three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®), the first electrified torque vectoring powertrain in the world of exotic sports cars. With added required safety equipment for competition, the NSX negotiated the 12.42-mile course in a time of 10:28.820 to win the Time Attack 2 class of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Nick Robinson, North American R&D team member and engineer in charge of the next-generation supercar’s dynamic performance, drove the production-based Acura NSX to victory. Nick is also the reigning PP250 winner from the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

“I’m incredibly happy to have won the Production Class with the new NSX!” Robinson reported. “The hard work the entire development team has put into the NSX over the past few years really paid off today.”

Two additional Acura vehicles – the NSX-inspired 4-Motor Acura EV Concept, driven by Tetsuya Yamano, and a modified 2017 Acura NSX, driven by Nick’s brother, James Robinson – also campaigned in the race. Yamano finished second in the Electric Modified class in the NSX-inspired EV, posting a time of 9:06.015 (79.119 mph), which made him the third fastest on the overall charts. The Acura EV Concept’s all-electric SH-AWD® powertrain boasts peak output three times the total system output of the CR-Z prototype that ran last year, featuring a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation.

“For our new NSX to win one of the most historic and challenging races on the planet in its North American racing debut is a great achievement for everyone involved in creating the American-built supercar,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “The performance of NSX in this year’s race is a testament to Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA and will serve as a launching pad for future racing endeavors.”

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. On March 27, 2016, Acura celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. The NSX is built in Marysville, Ohio using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 20 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia to win the Dealership of Distinction in 2015.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the drive.

 

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Pirelli World Challenge results: Ryan Eversley, Acura sweep Road America weekend

Pirelli World Challenge results Ryan Eversley Acura sweep Road America weekend

Ryan Eversley gave Acura bragging rights by winning both races at Road America over the weekend.PHOTO BY PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE

FRANKIE MONTECALVO, MICHAEL SCHEIN AND ALEC UDELL EARN CLASS WINS

Ryan Eversley, Frankie Montecalvo and Alec Udell won in Sunday’s GT/GTA Round 13 and GT Cup Round 12 at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Road America presented by Cadillac.

On Saturday, Eversley, Michael Schein and Alec Udell won GT, GTA Round 12 and GT Cup Round 11, respectively, on the road course based in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

 

Sunday’s results

Results from Sunday, June 26, 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT/GTA Round 13, GT Cup Round 12 part of the Road America Grand Prix presented by Cadillac. Results shown by driver position, place in class, class, name, hometown, car and laps completed.

1. 1, GT, Ryan Eversley, Atlanta GA, Acura TLX-GT, 20

2. 2, GT, Adderly Fong, Hong Kong, Bentley Continental GT3, 20

3. 3, GT, Michael Cooper, Syosset NY, Cadillac ATS-V.R. GT3, 20

4. 4, GT, Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee WI, Acura TLX-GT, 20

5. 5, GT, Patrick Long, Manhattan Beach CA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 20

6. 6, GT, Alvaro Parente, Porto Portugal, McLaren 650S GT3, 20

7. 1, GTA, Frankie Montecalvo, Highlands NJ, Mercedes AMG SLS GT3, 20

8. 8, GT, Colin Thompson, Doylestown PA, McLaren 650S GT3, 20

9. 9, GT, Andrew Davis, Athens GA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 20

10. 10, GT, James Sofronas, Villa Park CA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 20

11. 2, GTA, Michael Schein, Glen Cove NY, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 20

12. 12, GT, Jon Fogarty, Bend OR, McLaren 650S GT3, 20

13. 13, GT, Kyle Marcelli, Barrie ON, Audi R8 LMS GT3, 20

14. 14, GT, Michael Lewis, Laguna Beach CA, Porsche 911 GT3R, 20

15. 0, GT, Dion Von Moltke, Tarpon Springs FL, Audi R8 LMS GT3, 20

16. 3, GTA, Andy Wilzoch, Aurora CO, Porsche GT3R, 20

17. 16, GT, Austin Cindric, Charlotte NC, McLaren 650S GT3, 20

18. 1, GT Cup, Alec Udell, The Woodlands TX, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 20

19. 2, GT Cup, Sloan Urry, Park City UT, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 20

20. 3, GT Cup, Corey Fergus, Columbus OH, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 20

21. 17, GT, JD Davison, Denver CO, Nissan GTR GT3, 20

22. 4, GT Cup, Alex Welch, Englewood CO, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 20

23. 5, GT Cup, Preston Calvert, Potomac MD, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 19

24. 18, GT, Bryan Heitkotter, Fresno CA, Nissan GTR GT3, 19

25. 19, GT, Johnny O’Connell, Flowery Branch GA, Cadillac ATS-V.R. GT3, 15

26. 4, GTA, Martin Fuentes, Mexico City Mexico, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, 13

27. 5, GTA, Michael McCann/Michael McCann, North Canton OH, Dodge Viper GT3, 0

 

Saturday’s results

Results from Saturday, June 25, 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Championship GT/GTA Round 12, GT Cup Round 11 part of the Road America Grand Prix presented by Cadillac. Results shown by driver position, place in class, class, name, hometown, car, laps completed and running status.

1. 1, GT, Ryan Eversley, Atlanta GA, Acura TLX-GT, 23, Running

2. 2, GT, Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee WI, Acura TLX-GT, 23, Running

3. 3, GT, Adderly Fong, Hong Kong, Bentley Continental GT3, 23, Running

4. 4, GT, Patrick Long, Manhattan Beach CA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 23, Running

5. 5, GT, JD Davison, Denver CO, Nissan GTR GT3, 23, Running

6. 6, GT, Alvaro Parente, Porto Portugal, McLaren 650S GT3, 23, Running

7. 7, GT, Michael Cooper, Syosset NY, Cadillac ATS-V.R. GT3, 23, Running

8. 8, GT, Kyle Marcelli, Barrie ON, Audi R8 LMS GT3, 23, Running

9. 9, GT, Austin Cindric, Charlotte NC, McLaren 650S GT3, 23, Running

10. 10, GT, Michael Lewis, Laguna Beach CA, Porsche 911 GT3R, 23, Running

11. 11, GT, Andrew Davis, Athens GA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 23, Running

12. 12, GT, Jon Fogarty, Bend OR, McLaren 650S GT3, 23, Running

13. 1, GTA, Michael Schein, Glen Cove NY, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 23, Running

14. 2, GTA, Frankie Montecalvo, Highlands NJ, Mercedes AMG SLS GT3, 23, Running

15. 15, GT, James Sofronas, Villa Park CA, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 23, Running

16. 3, GTA, Andy Wilzoch, Aurora CO, Porsche GT3R, 23, Running

17. 4, GTA, Michael McCann/Michael McCann, North Canton OH, Dodge Viper GT3, 23, Running

18. 1, GT Cup, Alec Udell, The Woodlands TX, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 22, Running

19. 2, GT Cup, Sloan Urry, Park City UT, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 22, Running

20. 3, GT Cup, Corey Fergus, Columbus OH, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 22, Running

21. 4, GT Cup, Alex Welch, Englewood CO, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 22, Running

22. 18, GT, Colin Thompson, Doylestown PA, McLaren 650S GT3, 22, Running

23. 19, GT, Johnny O’Connell, Flowery Branch GA, Cadillac ATS-V.R. GT3, 22, Running

24. 5, GT Cup, Preston Calvert, Potomac MD, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, 22, Running

25. 20, GT, Bryan Heitkotter, Fresno CA, Nissan GTR GT3, 20, Running

26. 0, GTA, Martin Fuentes, Mexico City Mexico, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, 5, Not Running

27. 0, GTA, Walt Bowlin, Tarpon Springs FL, Audi R8 LMS GT3, 0, Missed Several Laps

 

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Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX Launches with Bold New Styling, Premium Features and Standard AcuraWatch™ Technology

  • 2017 MDX showcases next evolution of the Acura Precision Concept-inspired new Acura Diamond Pentagon grille and exterior styling
  • Most premium and technologically advanced MDX in history now available with 20-inch wheels, second row captain’s chairs, HD traffic, SiriusXM Radio® 2.0, heated steering wheel and Surround View Camera
  • Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) variant launching later this year
  • MDX is America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time

The restyled and refreshed 2017 Acura MDX, the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, goes on sale tomorrow at Acura dealerships nationwide with a starting MSRP of $43,950. The 2017 Acura MDX raises its game with bold new exterior styling, larger wheel and tire options and an expanded complement of premium features and technologies, including the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now offered as standard equipment on all 2017 MDX models, a first in the luxury SUV segment.

Featuring refreshed exterior styling inspired by the Acura Precision Concept, the 2017 MDX is highlighted by the new face of Acura, the bold and distinctive Diamond Pentagon grille. Integrated with a more sculpted hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye™ headlights, the result is a more “executive athletic” appearance for Acura’s class-leading luxury SUV. Additional styling updates include new chrome rocker panel trim, a revised rear bumper and skid garnish, and the return of visible dual exhausts with bright finishers.

“We’re raising the Acura MDX’s game for 2017 with premium new features and technologies that luxury SUV buyers want, complemented by bold, new styling we know they’re going to love,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “Backed by its high-performance credentials, the 2017 MDX has advanced its competitiveness and will continue its legacy of leadership as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in America.”

Premium Content

All 2017 MDX models benefit from increased standard luxury and technology features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and capless fuel filler. Technology and Advance packages add Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, two new 20-inch wheel and tire options, power folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic.

In addition, Advance grades add LED fog lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood interior trim, a heated steering wheel and Surround-View Camera System with six selectable viewing angles. Advance models can also be equipped with two second-row captain’s chairs and a center console with two additional USB ports for third-row passengers. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also available on models with the Advance ENT Package.

Safety

All 2017 Acura MDX models come equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). All models also come equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, and upper grades add blind spot information (BSI), front and rear parking sensors, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and new Auto High Beam.

Combining AcuraWatch with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the 2017 MDX delivers intelligent safety and confident driving performance at the top of the competitive segment and targets top safety ratings; a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has already been achieved, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is anticipated.

Powertrain

The 2017 MDX leads its class with its combination of refined and responsive power and outstanding fuel efficiency. The 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V-6 engine is rated at 290 peak horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. peak torque. The 2017 MDX with front-wheel drive and Idle Stop has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined, and MDX with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Idle Stop is EPA rated at 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined. The MDX also meets the stringent EPA Tier 3/Bin 125 and CARB LEVIII ULEV-125 emissions standards.

An available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain variant will be available later in the year, making MDX the third model in Acura’s lineup to utilize its revolutionary three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain with electric torque vectoring.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 20 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia to win the Dealership of Distinction in 2015.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the drive.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. On March 27, 2016, Acura celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

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2017 Acura NSX Supercar to Make its North American Racing Debut at 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

  • Two Acura NSX supercars and a new NSX-inspired, all-electric 4-motor SH-AWD Concept will compete in the 100th anniversary of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb  
  • Acura NSX, MDX and TLX will serve as official pace cars

Acura will field a pair of 2017 Acura NSX supercars in the 100th Anniversary of the running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, marking the North American racing debut of Acura’s next-generation NSX: the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance and the only supercar made in America.

The two Acura NSX supercars will compete in the Time Attack 1 and 2 classes and will be piloted by brothers James and Nick Robinson, respectively, both from the company’s North American engineering team. In addition, Acura will campaign an NSX-inspired prototype vehicle in the Electric Modified Class, featuring a further evolution of the experimental all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.

“Pikes Peak is like no other race in the world and offers a unique opportunity to showcase the power and performance of our products,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “We are excited for this year’s ‘Race to the Clouds’ to test the endurance and engineering of the Acura NSX and our advanced powertrain technologies – as well as an expression of our racing spirit.”

A team of North American R&D engineers has been working on both NSX entries, which feature the same three-motor Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) as the production NSX. This powertrain features a twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and Rear Direct Drive Motor, and a front Twin Motor Unit with a world’s first electrically powered torque vectoring capability in the supercar realm. Modifications to the NSX competing in the Time Attack 1 class included chassis lightening and a custom high-flow racing exhaust.

The NSX competing in the Time Attack 2 class is a production car with the required safety equipment for competition. The Time Attack 1 NSX will be driven by James Robinson of the company’s North American powertrain development group, who drove a first-generation NSX in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb from 2012 to 2015. His brother Nick Robinson, an engineer in charge of the new NSX’s dynamic performance during its development, will drive the Time Attack 2 NSX.  Nick is also the reigning PP250 winner from the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

The supercar-inspired 4-Motor EV Concept will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, who campaigned last year’s CR-Z-based electric prototype.  The EV Concept is the ultimate embodiment of the all-wheel-drive Electric SH-AWD powertrain featuring a world’s first technology that enables four-wheel independent torque allocation. The Electric SH-AWD powertrain, an evolution of the CR-Z prototype powertrain, produces three times the total system output of last year’s electric prototype and is mated to the NSX body.

As Official Pace Car sponsor, Acura will feature three pace cars – the NSX, the seven-passenger MDX performance-luxury SUV and the TLX sports sedan. President of Polyphony Digital and Producer of the Gran Turismo series Kazunori Yamauchi and Pikes Peak legends Randy Schranz and Leonard Vahsholtz will lead the field of 100 entrants to the top of the 14,115-foot Colorado peak.

For Pikes Peak race attendees, the NSX and other pace cars will appear at a number of pre-race activities, including the popular Fan Fest in downtown Colorado Springs, 5 to 10 p.m. MDT Friday, June 24.

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. On March 27, 2016, Acura celebrated the 30th anniversary of its launch as the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. This spring, Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 20 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia to win the Dealership of Distinction in 2015.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the drive.

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2017 Acura MDX Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From NHTSA

 

WASHINGTON — The refreshed 2017 Acura MDX three-row SUV earned the highest five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2017 MDX goes on sale at Acura dealerships this summer, followed later in the year by the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid.

The hybrid version has not been rated yet by NHTSA.

The 2017 MDX received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test. The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the MDX.

All 2017 MDX models receive the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technology as standard equipment, including a collision-mitigation braking system with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow and road-departure mitigation.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 20 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia to win the Dealership of Distinction in 2015.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the

 

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Millennial Favorite Acura ILX Gateway Sports Sedan Returns for 2017 Model Year

  • Millennials choose ILX at a greater rate than any other model in segment

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The 2017 Acura ILX goes on sale tomorrow, April 13, retaining the popular enhancements introduced last year that helped make it one of the most popular models in the entry luxury segment. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)2 of the 2017 ILX starts at $27,990.

As Acura’s most affordable sport sedan and serving as the gateway to the Acura lineup, the ILX has captured a higher rate of under 35 year olds than any other vehicle in the entry-luxury sedan segment since 20101. Also, with KBB.com naming Acura as the luxury brand with the lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership and Edmunds.com voting the brand as the 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand, the ILX is a wise choice for gateway luxury vehicle customers.

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The ILX received significant upgrades for the 2016 model year including styling, powertrain, technology, luxury refinement and safety features. The 2017 ILX carries over the freshened exterior styling including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights, 201 horsepower3 2.4-liter direct-injected DOHC i-VTEC engine paired with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift, and signature Acura technologies such as the available AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. The 2017 ILX is available in three new exterior colors, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and San Marino Red. The ILX is also available in Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Catalina Blue Pearl.

2017 ILX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Model MSRP2 EPA MPG4 Ratings
(city/highway/combined)
ILX $27,990 25/35/29
ILX with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $29,290 25/35/29
ILX with Premium Package $29,990 25/35/29
ILX with Premium & A-SPEC Package $31,980 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus Package $32,990 25/35/29
ILX with Tech Plus & A-SPEC Package $34,980 25/35/29

The 2017 ILX is available in three grades – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package; in addition an A-SPEC Package is available with the Premium and Tech Plus grades. The ILX A-SPEC Package further accentuates the ILX’s premium and performance image with sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, 18-inch, 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches. View, build and price a 2017 Acura ILX at http://www.rosenthalacura.com.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 20 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia to win the Dealership of Distinction in 2015.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the drive.

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2017 Acura MDX Previews New Look for Acura: 2016 New York Auto Show


TORRANCE, California — The redesigned 2017 Acura MDX midsize luxury SUV, which previews a distinctive new look for the Acura brand, will debut on March 23 at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

Acura’s best-selling SUV gets a dramatic new look patterned after the Acura Precision Concept model that debuted in January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

A single teaser image of the 2017 MDX shows a bold exterior with a low and wide stance. The redesign is part of Acura’s new “Precision Crafted Performance” initiative.

“The 2017 MDX will boast substantial design enhancements, added luxury comfort and convenience features and advanced new powertrain technology, in concert with the Acura brand’s focus on Precision Crafted Performance,” said American Honda Motor Co. in a statement on Wednesday.

Earlier this year, Acura said its new look focuses on “high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting.”

Other elements include a long dash-to-axle ratio and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille.

Pricing, launch timing and technical details on the 2017 MDX were not announced.

Honda said the 2017 MDX was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, California and will continue to be built at the company’s Lincoln, Alabama plant. In early 2017, MDX production also will be added at the company’s East Liberty, Ohio plant.

The 2016 MDX is on sale now at Acura dealerships, featuring a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Key MDX competitors include the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Infiniti QX70 and Volvo XC90.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers will want to pay close attention to the debut of the 2017 MDX, since it plays in one of the most competitive and crowded segments on the market.

About Rosenthal Acura

Since 1986 Rosenthal Acura has provided top of the line vehicles with exceptional service. We have received Acura’s highly coveted Precision Team Award for customer service for 19 consecutive years. We are proud to be the only Acura dealership to achieve this honor 19 years in a row.

Our dealership was founded on the principle that the customer always comes first. This means that we do not simply sell cars, our professionals help you choose a vehicle that fits your needs and after the sale we will help you keep it running like new. We attend to every detail and accommodate your personal preferences. We always go the extra mile as the premier Acura dealership in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region.

Contact us to find out more about Rosenthal Acura’s Personal Approach at 1-877-300-4226.

To visit our dealership, check our Map and Location and Department Hours – we would like to meet you in person and help you with your car ownership needs. Our dealership is conveniently located in the Gaithersburg area and worth the drive.

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