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Acura gears up RLX Sport Hybrid for L.A. debut

Later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Acura will unveil the new RLX Sport Hybrid flagship sedan, which reportedly delivers a blend of “V8-like performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy.”

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
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The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid will debut the latest of three new hybrid drivetrains developed by Honda as replacements for its original Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). A direct-injected 3.5L i-VTEC V6 -- mated to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission -- is paired with an electric motor up front and two others in the back. Combined output is rated at 377 horsepower.

A variant of this hybrid system will drive the future Acura NSX, which is scheduled to go on sale in 2015.

Source: The Detroit Bureau