Honda introduces new high-performance 1.6L diesel engine

Honda 1.6L iDTEC engine

In brief: Honda has introduced a new, small, lightweight, full-powered diesel engine to the European market as the first engine from its Earth Dreams Technology series.

The word

Coming to the Civic model for European sales, the engine is a 1.6-liter, all-aluminum diesel engine that produces 120 PS and 300 Nm of torque while emitting only 95 g/km of CO2.

“This is a new approach from the ground up,” Tetsuya Miyake, Project Leader for the 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine. “There were no benchmarks for us because those targets would have been too low. We were determined to establish a benchmark of our own that our competitors would have to follow.”

The 1.6L i-DTEC is the smallest diesel engine in its power class with every component being re-thought in order to reduce weight, increase output, and retain robust functionality.

Reduced mechanical friction and a fourth-generation Garrett turbocharger with an efficient variable nozzle design reduces lags.

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The new Civic utilizing this engine is expected to return 78.5 mpg on European combined fuel economy scale.

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