Since the arrival of the 2021 Acura TLX Type S is right around the corner, we are going to see how it will stack up against the 2020 Audi S4 and the 2020 BMW m340i!

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The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will have a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 10 speed automatic transmission. The horsepower is said to be 355, with 354 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Audi S4 Premium has a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 as well, with an 8-Speed ZF automatic Transmission. Its horsepower is 349 with 369 pound-feet of torque. For the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, there is a 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 engine. It has 382 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is also 8-speed ZF automatic.

The Type S has a length of 194.6 inches, so it is significantly longer that the BMW 185.7 and the Audi 187.5. It is wider than the BMW at 75.2 inches, but not as wide as the Audi S4 at 79.6 inches. They are all around 56 inches high. Each comes with AWD, but the Type S has Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. This is signature to Acura and allows the system to alter torque delivery to the rear wheels at all times.

The Audi S4 has an interior with leather and synthetic materials in a diamond-stitched pattern. This vehicle isn't very big, and would appeal to a shorter person. It does come with standard massaging seats. It has a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.1-inch touch screen. There are also regular buttons beneath the screen to control a/c, sound system, and drive modes.

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Higher trim levels will feature rear USB ports and a 360-camera. Rear occupants will not have a standard charging port and will experience limited head and leg room. The engine also doesn't have a really pronounced growl.

The interior of the BMW features synthetic and rubberized plastic for the dash and doors. There is no stick available until the new M3 comes out. There is a wider display that is mounted lower on a more downward-sloping dash. The instrument panel is all digital and has a heads-up display. Climate control and infotainment dash buttons have been moved lower and are less prominent. It is a little harder to see, but also gives it a cleaner look.

Something new to Acura's Integrated Dynamics System is the user-programmable Individual Mode. This is in addition to the Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes. There is a 10.2-inch high-definition display and a console-mounted touchpad, which is very intuitive and east to us.

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Now there are physical controls for volume, power, and seek right beside. Enjoy ambient lighting that can sync with the driving mode you choose. Or you can choose it separately from 24 different schemes based on iconic driving destinations, such as Pacific Coast or Suzuka.

The Type S Acura will feature a thick-rimmed, flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped with perforated leather with contrast stitching, and larger metal-plate paddle shifters. It also comes in some great exterior exclusive paint colors like, Tiger Eye Pearl and Apex Blue Pearl. The interior will be either Ebony or Red leather, both with black Ultra suede inserts. It will also offer a light orchid leather interior option.

Be sure to check back with us Spring 2021 to experience the all new 2021 Acura TLX Type S!