Somebody in one of the other CX-90 forums got access to service manual documents, and came across this.
According to this, the side radiator is getting called out as being a high power differentiator. Could have been on the right track after all? Intercooler and transmission cooling are a separate loop, but looks like they are parallel to each other within the "low temp" loop.
We need a higher trim non-S to go look in their lower passenger grill opening (near the bottom) to see if they have the radiator there or not.