High-Performance MDX Type S to Begin Arriving Soon

November 8th, 2021 by

Acura has revealed more details about the first ever MDX Type S – the most powerful, best handling, and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV yet.

A high-performance variant of the new Acura flagship, the 2022 MDX Type S will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide this December with pricing starting in the high-$60,000 range. The MDX Type S is the third Type S model to debut this year and is built on the MDX’s extremely rigid model-exclusive platform created with the Type S model in mind.

The 3-row MDX Type S takes Acura SUV performance to the next level with Acura’s new 355 horsepower Type S Turbo V6, standard torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) and an Adaptive Damper System paired for the first time with air suspension. Powerful Brembo front brakes and 21-inch wheels wrapped in performance rubber complete the package.

MDX Type S advances the fundamentals of Precision Crafted Performance with significant enhancements to all elements of the driving experience and a distinctive visual character inside and out. The Type S models cater to spirited driving enthusiasts with additional power, enhanced handling, and improved braking without compromising creature comforts or daily drivability.

Exclusive Type S Design

Many signature design features distinguish the MDX performance variant, including;

  • Exclusive front splitter
  • Open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille
  • Increased air flow allowing about 10% more air to enter the engine bay
  • Two large round exhaust outlets
  • Type S exclusive Tiger Eye Pearl exterior paint color
  • Exclusive 21-inch Shark Gray or Berlina Black alloy wheels
  • Resonators reduce road noise

2022 Acura MDX Type S Interior

Interior design features include;

  • 7-passenger seating
  • Soft-touch Milano leather seats in Red, Ebony, or new Light Orchid
  • Premium Black Ultrasuede inserts
  • Racing-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with Type S badging
  • Metal sport pedals and metal-plated glove box handle
  • 12.3-inch Acura Precision Cockpit all-digital instrument display
  • Acura’s award winning True Touchpad Interface
  • 12.3-inch ultra-wide HD center display

2022 Acura MDX Type S Advanced Package

The 2022 MDX Type S with Advance Package takes Acura interior experience to the next level, adding full Milano leather with a special curvilinear quilting pattern to the front and middle row seats, and the exclusive availability of Azurite Blue leather. The Advance Package also features Acura’s first application of massaging front seats and a new 25-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D® Signature Edition premium audio system that creates a class-leading audio experience.

The massaging seats offer the driver and passenger nine different massaging options, including Wave, Shiatsu, Rejuvenation and Zen. Using Carnegie Hall’s Parquet section as a reference, the ELS STUDIO 3D® Signature Edition premium audio system features more than 1000 watts through 25 speakers, two amplifiers, carbon speaker cones and illuminated speaker grilles keyed to the Acura IconicDrive™ customizable ambient lighting.

Type S-Exclusive Turbocharged V6

At the heart of the 2022 MDX Type S is the Turbo V6 created exclusively for Type S models. Acura’s all-new, 24-valve, DOHC 3.0-liter V6 engine produces 355 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque with direct-injection and a single twin-scroll turbocharger. Developed by some of the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers, including members of the team that developed the NSX’s bespoke twin-turbocharged V6 hybrid power unit, the engine debuted on the TLX Type S earlier this year. It makes the 2022 MDX Type S the quickest and most powerful Acura SUV ever.

Reengineered to match the additional torque of the new engine, the 10-speed automatic transmission is now stronger and shifts more quickly. Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ with torque vectoring is standard. The system, now in its fourth-generation, can send up to 70 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear axle, and 100 percent of that torque can be distributed to either the left or right rear wheel.

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