Acura Announces Pricing for All-New 2004 TL with DVD-Audio System Standard

The Acura TL performance luxury sedan, featuring updated styling, more horsepower, and segment-leading electronic equipment, will be priced at $32,650 when it goes on sale October 6th at Acura dealers nationwide. While TL prices reflect a 9.5 percent increase, or $2,877, compared to last year based on a sales-weighted average, the 2004 model features a long list of enhancements, new features, and industry firsts, marking a dramatic improvement compared to the previous 3.2 TL and the high performance TL Type-S.

The 2004 TL boasts a new 270 horsepower engine (an increase of 45 horsepower compared to the 2003 TL), drive-by-wire throttle, and a sport-tuned 4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension. It comes equipped with either a 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission or, for the first time, a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission with limited slip differential.

Inside, an assortment of class-leading electronics includes the first automotive application of a standard DVD-Audio 5.1 surround sound system. The Acura ELS Premium Audio System, developed with Grammy-award winning music producer Elliot Scheiner, uses eight strategically placed speakers to deliver discrete sound. The TL also boasts the first standard application of a Bluetooth-based hands-free phone system. The HandsFreeLink system enables a Bluetooth link with compatible mobile phones, allowing calls to be made through the TL’s voice recognition and audio systems. XM Satellite Radio (with a free three-month trial subscription) is also standard equipment.

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