NY LIVE: Acura announces hand built TLX PMC Edition for 2020 by Drew Johnson
The limited edition TLX will be built in the same Ohio factory as the NSX.
Acura has announced a new "PMC Edition” of its TLX sedan that will be hand-built at the same factory that makes the company's NSX hybrid supercar. The 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition will make its debut next week at the New York auto show.
Not only will the TLX PMC Edition be made in the same Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio as the NSX, but it will also borrow one the supercar's exclusive paint shades -- Valencia Red Pearl. Other unique features of the PMC Edition package include 19 inch black wheels, gloss black accents and dual 4-inch exhaust outlets.
Inside Acura has fitted the TLX PMC Edition with Milano leather seats with Alcantara accents, red accent stitching, premium floor mats with metal A-Spec badge and a numbered serial plate.
The PMC Edition is actually based on a TLX spec that Acura doesn't produce. The TLX PMC Edition sports both the Advanced Package and A-Spec trim lines, which is a mix not available in Acura showrooms.
Acura hasn't tweaked the PMC Edition's powertrain, but it does come standard with the TLX's optional V6 and torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.
Official pricing hasn't been announced, but Acura says the TLX PMC Edition will arrive this summer with a sticker around $50,000. That's about 20 grand more than a base TLX, but only $3,000 less than a full-loaded A-Spec model. Acura will build 360 units of the limited edition sedan.
And if hand-built sedans aren't your thing, Acura says a PMC Edition of its MDX SUV will be arriving shortly.
"We designed the PMC not only to build NSX, but to give Acura the flexibility to explore handcrafted production of limited edition models," said Jon Ikeda, Acura Brand Officer. "The TLX and MDX PMC Edition are the first to take advantage of this unique capability, and we intend to explore additional options."
Live photos by Brian Williams.