2023 Acura TLX PMC Edition – The Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), which is responsible for the hand assembly of the Acura NSX supercar, is going to need a new mission in light of the fact that production of the Type S variations of the vehicle will come to an end this year. Well, a new purpose, at the very least, and Acura has been attempting to give it some over the last several years with its normal-looking on exterior, secretly hand-made batches of PMC Editions of its popular models. These editions are manufactured in PMC’s private facilities in small quantities. These mostly ordinary Acura models are usually given some special paint—a lustrous red on the 2020 TLX PMC Edition, a blazing orange on the 2021 RDX PMC Edition, etc.—and carry the distinction of being hand-built in the same factory as the NSX supercar, even by the same technicians. In addition, these models carry the PMC designation, which stands for Precision Manufacturing Craftsmanship. Which member of this PMC family is the newest recruit? The TLX sedan from the most recent generation.
2023 Acura TLX PMC Edition Changes
Engine & Specs
As was previously indicated, there was a TLX PMC Edition in the past; however, it was based on the TLX model from the prior generation. This 2023 Acura TLX PMC Edition combines not only the most recent generation of the TLX with the PMC treatment but also the TLX in its more powerful 355-horsepower Type S version, which also receives Acura’s torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. This sport sedan with a name that has a large number of characters will, ironically, be produced in a limited quantity, but Acura has not yet said how many will be produced. (Previous PMCs were manufactured in numbered runs, and each model was outfitted with a plaque inside that displayed its individual serial number. There is a similar plaque seen on the new ’23 TLX, but it just displays the number “001,” and it does not specify how many there are in total.) It is, of course, made by hand at Acura’s PMC in Ohio, and for an extra touch of class, each vehicle will be carried to its delivery dealership in a covered, single-car carrier in order to protect the paint from flaws.
In no little part because of the fact that it is built on the Type S version of Acura’s midsize sedan, this TLX PMC Edition is a much more serious-looking vehicle than the previous one. Acura amps up the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle by equipping it with copper-colored 21-inch wheels, carbon fiber rear spoiler and diffuser components, and roof and door mirrors painted Berlina Black, which is a traditional Honda color. Curva Red (with a black interior), 130R White (with a red interior), and Long Beach Blue (with a white interior) are the three colors that will be offered, and their release is planned to coincide with a particular holiday weekend in the United States of America. Go, America! The NSX also served as inspiration for all three of these hues.
Other improvements made to the PMC include summer tires made by Pirelli called P-Zero, inside trim made of carbon fiber, illuminated “Type S” door sill plates, and emblems that have been blackened out. The end result is a TLX Type S that is slightly different from other models, but in a manner that would be difficult to identify if you just saw one driving down the street.
2023 Acura TLX PMC Edition Future
It goes without saying that the delectable and even more understated feature of these PMC automobiles has always been their hand assembly, which is simply plain unique for automobiles that do not cost in the stratosphere. We believe that the price of the PMC Edition of the Acura TLX Type S will not be too expensive, coming in at only a few thousand dollars more than the standard model. Imagine, once again, that anyone is willing to pay a somewhat higher price for something like a hand-built version of the Ford F-150 or the Honda Civic. It is strange as well as sort of maybe cool in the back of your mind. When the order books open for the TLX Type S PMC Edition later this year, we will be aware of the final price, and it is probable that we will also know how restricted manufacturing will be.