Acura, luxury subdivision of Honda Company, recently revealed second generation sport utility vehicle MDX. This automobile should go on sale this October.
The new Acura MDX is equipped with 3.7 liter SOHC V6 engine that can output 300hp and maximum torque of 372 Nm. According to Acura representatives the new MDX consumes roughly from 10.5 to 14 liters per 100 km (about 17-22 mpg). Previous generation of Acura MDX was equipped with less powerful engine. It was 3.5 liter V6 VTEC powerplant outputting only 253hp. Forgetting the power gap between the first and second generation MDX, the new one will be equipped with a 5 speed automatic gearbox as it was in the previous generation.
During the development of new MDX, Acura engineers mostly targeted BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne as the main competitors. As a result the new generation model came out with longer and wider wheelbase than its predecessor. Also new MDX has totally new chassis. As we have mentioned earlier in the post called „Second Generation Acura MDX passes last tests“, this new sports utility vehicle has been tested in a legendary German racing circuit located in Nurnburgring.