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The 2021 Acura TLX is sought after for its sharp looks, top tier performance, and opulent cabin. But is it enough to beat the 2021 BMW 4-Series, a car which is prized for its dynamic and responsive engine, advanced technology and uncompromising comfort?
Design & Style
The newest BMW 4-Series comes in the form of a coupe or convertible which is compact and impressive. While it uses the identical platform found in the 3-Series, it has been modified to be longer, wider and lower, which results in extra space and even better performance. In the cabin passengers will be presented with a ten inch touch display with seats that feel wonderful to sit in. The kidney grille in front is stretched vertically and those that purchase the M4 variant will get extra vents to distribute air to the engine.
While past Acura TLX models used the same platform as the Honda Accord, the 2021 version uses a dedicated one. It has revised engines and a sleek, sharp exterior which is extremely aerodynamic. Its cabin also comes with a ten inch touch display and is lit by ambient lighting and its seats are powered and can be adjusted in many ways.
Technology & Safety
The Acura TLX has received a perfect 5 stars NHTSA rating, along with an IIHS Top Safety Pick. It is equipped with an extensive array of safety functions, including pedestrian detection, automated emergency brakes, cruise and lane control and the ability to monitor the attention of the driver. It can also identify traffic signs automatically, and luxuries within its cabin include an ELS audio system with thirteen speakers, a camera with surround view and wooden trim that is open pore.
The BMW 4-Series is equipped with all the countermeasures found in the Acura, including blind area monitoring, the ability to detect pedestrians, high beams which are automated, emergency automatic brakes and parking sensors. Luxuries within its cabin include iDrive multimedia, a moonroof, climate control, wireless mirroring for smartphones and seats made with carbon fiber.
Those that purchase the Acura TLX Type S will get standardized all-wheel drive with a V6, 3 liter engine that is turbocharged and capable of generating 355 horsepower. Those that purchase the BMW M4 Competition can get a dual turbo 6 engine that is 3 liter and capable of generating 503 horsepower.
The Bottom Line
Though the Acura TLX is a good looking car that is well equipped with safety features and accolades, the BMW 4-Series is equally equipped yet has a significant performance edge, and this combined with the Acura’s hard to use infotainment system makes BMW the winner.
Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW 4-Series Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW 4-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.