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Featuring bold looks, a 300 horsepower engine and Acura's acclaimed Super
Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, the 2012 RL demonstrates that refined
luxury is complemented perfectly by advanced technology and performance
adrenaline. In addition to delivering luxury, style and performance, Acura's
top-of-the-line sedan keeps drivers more connected to their world (and the world
around them) by featuring some of the latest in intuitive, easy-to-use,
"The RL continues to set the benchmark for the innovative use of
customer-relevant technology," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales.
"There aren't many cars at any price that offer more advanced technology or
drive system sophistication."
The 2012 RL is available in three variations: RL, RL with Technology Package and
RL with Advance Package. All RL's feature as standard a potent 3.7-liter V-6
engine with VTEC valvetrain operation, a Sequential Sport Shift 6-speed
automatic transmission, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, leather trimmed
interior, power actuated front seats, leather-wrapped multi-function steering
wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control system, power moonroof, power
windows, Acura/Bose Surround Sound audio system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
connectivity and a Multi-Information Display (MID) that allows easy access to
multiple electronic functions.
An available Technology Package includes a satellite-linked Acura Navigation
System with Voice Recognition, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic
Rerouting, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather, rear view back-up camera, back-up
sensors, Active Front Lighting System (AFS), ventilated front seats and a
simulated burlwood accented steering wheel and shift knob. The top RL trim is
the Advance Package which adds Acura's Collision Mitigation Braking System
(CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), power folding side mirrors and genuine
maple wood instrument panel trim.
The 2012 RL's exterior styling is not only distinctive and upscale, but delivers
excellent aerodynamics and a stable feel at higher speeds. At the front of the
RL is a grill that teams with the athletically styled body to give visual
indication of the vehicle's performance capabilities - capabilities that allow
it to challenge the most capable German and Japanese sports sedans. Comfort,
quietness and ride quality are also on a par with performance sedan competitors.
RL models equipped with the Technology Package also feature the Active Front
Lighting System (AFS) for the Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights
that can swivel up to 12 degrees laterally in response to vehicle speed and
steering wheel input. When cornering, the inboard headlight swivels to
illuminate a larger area of road surface throughout the corner, thus improving
visibility and minimizing blind spots.
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