Handbuilt 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition Hits U.S. Dealerships With $50,945 Tag

Unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition is arriving this week at select dealerships across the United States.

You may dismiss it as yet another limited edition with no substantial modifications – but you’d be wrong. You see, PMC stands for Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the place where the NSX supercar is built by hand.

So what does the 2020 TLX PMC have in common with the NSX? Well, it’s handcrafted in the same factory by the same master technicians as the NSX. According to Acura, this ensures the highest quality as each TLX receives the same quality control routine as the supercar after the hand assembly process. That includes a dyno check, paint inspection, rough-road simulation, and water leak test.

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Sitting at the top of the TLX lineup, the PMC Edition combines the premium features of the Advance Package with the sporty character of A-Spec. Limited to 360 individually numbered units, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition features a vibrant Valencia Red Pearl paint that uses nano pigment paint technology previously exclusive to (you guessed it…) the NSX.

Actually, to protect the paint during shipping, the PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover and transported to Acura dealers via enclosed, single-car carriers. Besides the unique Valencia Red Pearl paint, exclusive exterior features to include the gloss black 19-inch wheels, roof, and door handles, body-colored grille surround, and dark chrome 4-inch dual exhaust finishers.

Inside, the PMC Edition brings black Milano leather seats with Alcantara inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, door panels, and center armrest, as well as a numbered serial plaque on the lower console. There’s also a steering wheel from the TLX A-Spec featuring perforated black leather, red stitching, and metal-finished paddle shifters.

The limited edition TLX is powered by the same 290 hp 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V6 and features the same torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system as regular models. All than extra gear, attention to detail an exclusivity do come at a price, though; $50,945, to be exact, including a $1,995 destination and handling fee.

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  • eb110americana

    If you really love the current TLX, you should get this. Otherwise, taking a regular production car off the line to build it by hand may be the dumbest special edition ever. And the Buick Regal GS and LaCrosse V6 both make 20 HP more than this exclusive performance model. Even a Pacifica minivan only makes 3 HP less.

  • Merc1

    This has to be the stupidest, biggest waste of effort like ever. You hand built the most ridiculous car to hand build. This would have been the perfect opportunity to introduce the Type S with a 400hp turbo V6.

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    • Bo Hanan

      When plans are made in a vacuum they seem right. And the face on that thing- yuk!

    • dumblikeyou2

      They have to keep the factory busy because there aren’t enough NSX’s being built.

      • Liam Paul

        because the NSX is sub par and sales show

  • TheBelltower

    Why would a company hand build a car that they’ve already been mass producing, with mass produced parts, for years? Even a Porsche 911, with its hand stitched dashboard and endless array of customization, isn’t considered “hand built.”

    • Bo Hanan

      I’m curious as to the the difference in cost.

  • Mr. EP9

    Overpriced and not worth it. A POS.

  • Bash

    Don’t care.

  • Aerodynamique

    This isn’t a bad car but I don’t understand in what universe is something so generic worthy of being “hand-built?” I mean this isn’t a boutique supercar here… You might as well hand-build a Chevy Malibu or a Honda Accord while you’re at it. Makes about as much sense.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Exactly.
      Well said

  • nellydesign
  • vanquishvantage

    Paint beautiful, the styling is conservative but nice looking , but nothing about that interior or the styling say luxury car. This to me looks like it could be a car to compete with the Mazda 6 or Honda’s own Accord and having sat in a TLX I’m confused as to how Honda keeps putting out super competitive mainstream cars and keep missing the mark with their luxury division it just doesn’t cut it as a premium car.

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      It’s really a luxury car than what you called it as premium. I’d say the Kia Cadenza SXL, Chrysler 300 C, Chevrolet Impala Premier, and Nissan Maxima Platinum series are premium vehicles; however, beyond everything else, I currently agree with you.

  • klowik

    Looks weird and ugly.. Acura really needs some designer from Germany..

    • AND PUT ON A PIG SNOUT GRILLE LIKE BMW AND A DOG ONE BUMPER LIKE MERCEDES?

  • AJ Mieskolainen

    Beginning of article:

    “You may dismiss it as yet another limited edition with no substantial modifications – but you’d be wrong.”

    End of article:

    “The limited edition TLX is powered by the same 290 hp 3.5-liter … V6 and features the same … (SH-AWD) system as regular models.”

    • Mr. EP9

      I love how they contradicted themselves.

  • WalthamDan

    $51k and it still has that hideous front end design and pie plate-sized badge. Acura hasn’t had a decent looking vehicle since the ’08 TL which is still exceptional looking even today.

    • Yombrian

      still drive my 07 TL-S, still a beaut

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Dustin. Look at that thing tho!

  • TyrantRex

    Y tho?

  • Keith G

    You paid how much for a Honda Accord?

    • Liam Paul

      lol right and it looks like a last generation honda civic

  • ThatGuy

    Hand assembled for that price, no thanks.
    This aint the 70’s and hand built Ferrari cars.
    This is a marketing stunt that will cost you financially.

  • SteersUright

    Garbage can be handmade too.

  • john1168

    This is overkill for what’s ultimately a mediocre car. And define hand crafted… Personally I think the basic car rolls off an assembly line and then they do SOME of the interior finishes and maybe polish the paint by hand as well as doing the aforementioned testing. I highly doubt the entire car is built by hand.

    Any word on the Type S???

  • Felipe Politano

    Next up: the handcooked 14,99 quarter pounder with cheese

    because even its price tag is high but not ridiculous enough to make it relevant

  • TheBelltower

    It’s stupid to hand-build a vehicle that’s been mass produced for years, and built with mass produced parts. It’s even more absurd to bother doing this with such an unexceptional car.

  • Liam Paul

    um the car is nice for what it is but it’s not a 50k plus looking car, 27k to 33k is all I would pay for that car. If you really like this car, wait till it shows up on the used car lot for 20k in a year

  • b_digital

    Acura is quietly taking the luxury segment over

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    A beautiful looking and obviously quality car. You pay for what you get.

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