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Autoweek: '05 RL to feature 300hp V6, AWD
 Date: January 26, 2004 10:07
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: www.autoweek.com/cat_content.mv?port_code=autoweek&cat_code=carnews&loc_code=index&content_code=01990871
 Credibility Rating: 8


The latest issue of Autoweek reports that the upcoming replacement for the RL sedan will pack a 300hp V6 and all-wheel drive, citing conversations with 8 different Acura dealer sources who are saying that Acura division has revealed this information to them.

They are also mentioning the possibility of a hybrid gasoline-electric drivetrain, citing reports from several dealers and industry analysts with supposed connections to Acura suppliers and company insiders.

All of these things have been mentioned in the past, and in fact, the specifics are virtually identical to much older reports. The question is whether this news is based upon recycled rumors or perhaps the early rumors were indeed very close to fact. It's certainly a very logical progression, though it would seem that there would be more than a 30hp step between the base TL and RL models, especially if the RL will in fact benefit from a hybrid powertrain.

Last edited by JeffX on January 26, 2004 10:11

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01-26-2004 11:49
AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Legend93
01-26-2004 12:14
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
pre vtec
01-26-2004 12:27
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
01-26-2004 12:48
True but Torque is important   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-26-2004 14:29
Re: True but Torque is important   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
01-26-2004 15:01
Re: True but Torque is important   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
01-28-2004 16:46
Re: True but Torque is important   (Score: 1, Normal)
Richy_x
01-26-2004 12:56
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smokinwurm
01-26-2004 15:19
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01-26-2004 19:16
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01-26-2004 22:02
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JeffX
01-27-2004 02:42
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-27-2004 02:40
Shawn, I have an '04 MDX, you want to dyno it?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mike Freitas
01-27-2004 12:31
Re: Shawn, I have an '04 MDX, you want to dyno it?   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
01-27-2004 18:18
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-28-2004 09:50
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01-28-2004 23:17
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01-27-2004 00:09
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01-27-2004 10:04
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02-02-2004 22:01
Spyshots???   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-27-2004 21:56
Re: AWD hybrid RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Seba
01-28-2004 14:47
disappointment   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-28-2004 23:18
Re: disappointment   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-29-2004 13:10
Re: disappointment   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-29-2004 19:59
Re: disappointment   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-31-2004 13:43
Re: disappointment   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-26-2004 22:05
Think 7 Series   (Score: 1, Normal)
iharry
01-27-2004 16:01
Before or after Chris Bangle? :-P   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
01-28-2004 10:20
5-series is growing on me quite a bit   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
01-28-2004 23:21
Re: 5-series is growing on me quite a bit   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-29-2004 13:51
Re: 5-series is growing on me quite a bit   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
01-29-2004 20:00
Re: 5-series is growing on me quite a bit   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-31-2004 04:06
Re: 5-series is growing on me quite a bit   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-28-2004 10:08
Re: Think 7 Series   (Score: 1, Normal)
ChthonicPowers
01-28-2004 11:48
Guesses... guesses... guesses...   (Score: 1, Normal)
LeeLee
01-28-2004 23:20
Re: Guesses... guesses... guesses...   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-26-2004 13:52
I spoke w/ an Acura rep at NAIAS.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RJake
01-26-2004 14:24
Re: I spoke w/ an Acura rep at NAIAS.   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
01-26-2004 14:48
Re: I spoke w/ an Acura rep at NAIAS.   (Score: 1, Normal)
stevemk
01-26-2004 15:20
Fat fingers...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RJake
01-26-2004 15:24
Re: Fat fingers...   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
01-28-2004 07:54
Re: Fat fingers...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bendio
01-27-2004 07:02
Its sure to be something special   (Score: 1, Normal)
HondaF
01-26-2004 12:30
I hope that 300hp does'nt include IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-26-2004 12:34
no, it HAS been confirmed, months ago   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
01-26-2004 12:56
Re: no, it HAS been confirmed, months ago   (Score: 1, Normal)
FMKorg
01-26-2004 13:03
Re: no, it HAS been confirmed, months ago   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
01-26-2004 18:49
Re: no, it HAS been confirmed, months ago   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
01-26-2004 12:21
HP Numbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-26-2004 15:48
Re: HP Numbers   (Score: 1, Normal)
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