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The Acura TLX is a luxury executive compact sedan automobile (D-segment in Europe) manufactured by the Japanese marque Honda under its premium brand, Acura. It began to be marketed from 2015 on, replacing the Acura TL and TSX.

There are two generations of this vehicle, with the second being significantly larger in size than the original. This is because Honda discontinued its flagship in 2020, the Acura RLX. Therefore, they decided to increase the wheelbase of the TLX so as not to leave its big brother’s segment completely uncovered. The TLX competes with other mid-size luxury vehicles, especially the Lexus ES. Other competitors in its category are the BMW 3 Series, the Audi A4, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Jaguar XF, the DS 9 and the Volvo S60.

Acura TLX. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Acura TLX models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Acura TLX.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Acura TLX I – First Generation (2015)

Sedan / Saloon (UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4)

Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Acura TLX Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • K24A2 2.4 194 CV (2004 – 2005)
  • K24A3 2.4 205 CV (2006 – 2008)
  • K24W7 2.4 206 CV (2015 – 2020)
  • J35Y6 VCM 3.5 V6 290 CV (2015 – 2020)

Acura TLX II – Second Generation (UB5, UB6) (2021)

Sedan / Saloon

Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Acura TLX Gen 2.

Petrol Engines

  • K20C6 2.0 272 CV (2021)
  • J30 V6 272 CV SH-AWD VTEC (2021)

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